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The Shape of Space

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Speaker: Frank Sottile, Texas A&M University
Location: 1147 MSB
Start time: Wed, Apr 17 2013, 5:30PM

In this talk, I will try to give you an idea of how mathematicians manage to say anything meaningful about higher-dimensional spaces, and relate this to the recent proof of the Poincare conjecture that won the Millenium Prize of the Clay Institute. Besides bringing your enquiring minds, at least 50% of the audience needs to bring a belt for those articles will play a key role in our discussion.

This fairly interactive discussion will require some props from/for the audience. Bring a belt if you have one.
We'll also be using donuts and apples and making Mobius strips.