Sonya Kovalevsky Day 2013

April 26th, 2013

Barnard College, Columbia University, and the Urban Assembly Institute

All are welcome!

Schedule

10:00-10:30
Welcome and overview of the day. The James Room

10:30-11:30

Workshop A:
"The Mathematics of Card Shuffling"
Barnard 407

Workshop B: 
"TBA" 
Barnard 409

Workshop C: 
"Jump Ropes and Arithmetic"
Barnard 302

Workshop D: 
"Does 0.99999... = 1?"
Barnard 404

11,45-12:45
Lunch! The James Room

1-2

Workshop A: 
"The Fibonacci sequence and the golden ratio"
Barnard 407

Workshop B: 
"Weaving Polyhedra" 
Barnard 409

Workshop C: 
"Music Meets its Match: Mod-12 Math and Melody"
Barnard 302

Workshop D: 
"The Mathematics of SET"
Barnard 404

2:00-2:15
Closing remarks. The James Room

 

Speakers/Topics:

Dave Bayer - "The Mathematics of Card Shuffling"

Dusa McDuff - "The Mathematics of SET"

Lauren Spencer - "Music Meets its Match: Mod-12 Math and Melody"

Japheth Wood - "Weaving Polyhedra"

Jennifer Hom - "Jump Ropes and Arithmetic"

Noam Pillischer - The Fibonacci sequence and the golden ration"

Paul Siegal - "TBA"

Daniel Zaharopol - "Does 0.99999...=1?"

Organizers. Mara Lewin-Tankel (UAI), Daniela De Silva (Barnard), Robert Lipshitz, Davesh Maulik (Columbia).

Funding. This event was partially supported by a Sonya Kovalevsky Day grant from the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM), a program which in turn is funded by the National Science Foundation; and by an undergraduate science education grant to Barnard College from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

The AWM maintains a list of other Sonya Kovalevsky Day events here.