This could be interesting/nerdy/fun: science writer Margaret Wertheim will be speaking at EMPAC Wednesday night on "mathematics as poetic enchantment."
Wertheim is co-founder of the Institute for Figuring. From the org's site:
The Institute's interests are twofold: the manifestation of figures in the world around us and the figurative technologies that humans have developed through the ages. From the physics of snowflakes and the hyperbolic geometry of sea slugs, to the mathematics of paper folding, the tiling patterns of Islamic mosaics and graphical models of the human mind, the Institute takes as its purview a complex ecology of figuring.
The evening is also a dinner date -- the talk is in the cafe at EMPAC and will feature food by the Epicurean.
The talk starts at 6 pm. Tickets are $15.
image: Dr. Diana Taimina / IFF
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