Monday, March 16, 2015

March Cafe: 3/24: "What does it mean to do mathematical research?" -- Dr. Paul Wenger and Dr. Nathan Cahill (RIT)

The Rochester Science Cafe is happy to announce the upcoming March Cafe, which will take place on Tuesday, March 24, 7pm at the Pittsford Plaza Barnes and Noble:


"What does it mean to do mathematical research?"
Dr. Paul Wenger and Dr. Nathan Cahill
School of Mathematical Sciences, RIT

Come join two members of RIT's math program as they discuss the different directions taken by modern-day mathematicians, and how disparate skills are used to formulate new and exciting research projects. Paul Wenger works on graph theory, a field that studies networks and connectedness, while Nathan Cahill works on topics including medical image computing. Here, they will talk about their various projects, including they ways in which "pure" and "applied" mathematicians are increasingly collaborating. Upon request, they will also recreate scenes from the movie "Good Will Hunting", though the quality of their Bah-ston accents is questionable.


For the remainder of the Spring 2015 series, our talks will be:


April 28
Exploring our Atmosphere's Unknown Chemistry
Dr. Nathan Eddingsaas, RIT


May 26
The Touchy-feely Life of Living Cells
Dr. Moumita Das, RIT

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