Richard Schwartz: Higher Dimensional Space and the Things In It

source: Yale University    2015年8月20日
Math Mornings is a series of public lectures aimed at bringing the joy and variety of mathematics to students and their families. Speakers from Yale and elsewhere talk about aspects of mathematics that they find fascinating or useful. The talks will usually be accessible to students from 7th grade and up, although occasionally some familiarity with high-school subjects will be helpful. Math Mornings lectures will take place on three Sundays each semester, at Davies Auditorium, 10 Hillhouse Avenue.

Math Mornings is partially funded by grants from the National Science Foundation. It is part of Yale's Science Outreach program. To find out more see http://yale.edu/scienceoutreach

On Sunday, September 29, Richard Schwartz, professor of mathematics at Brown University gave his lecture, "Higher Dimensional Space and the Things In It." Dr. Schwartz works on geometry and dynamics, uses computers to explore intricate mathematical systems, and writes illustrated books for kids. On Sept. 29th, he gave a friendly introduction to higher dimensional space and spoke about some of the objects in it, like spheres, cubes, and other polyhedra. He also explained some of the really weird properties of polyhedra in high dimensional space, and might even convince you that these things are really true.

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