The Unlikely Friendship of Math and Science

Monday, October 29, 2018 at 7pm in Boehm 261

Speaker: Ben Orlin, the author of "Math with Bad Drawings: Illuminating the Ideas That Shape Our Reality" as well as the blog

Abstract: Math is supposed to be useful. And yet mathematicians are always chasing imaginary visions, abstractions divorced from reality. Could that possibly prove useful to science? Actually, yes. In a big way.

This talk is intended for undergraduate students, high school students, their families, and members of the community!

Ben Orlin smiling in front of a chalkboard with mathematics
"Stuff where you use calculators- 'Get out of my box, science.' 'You're tripping, math. This is mine.'"
The book "Math With Bad Drawings"
"'Hey, math. Proteins keep folding into these crazy shapes. I can't make heads or tails of it. Suggestions?' 'Sounds like you need a bag of topology'"
University map with Boehm Science Center circled