All lectures are held in Jonas 110 at 4:00 p.m. on Thursdays and are free and open to the public.
Dan May and Courtney Huse Wika: “Fano-Plane and Di-Graph Poetics: Intersections of Math and Poetry”
At first glance, poetry and the discrete mathematics of incidence geometry seem far apart. However there is a history of overlap between combinatorial mathematics and poetry, stretching back at least to sestinas of the twelfth-century. In this talk we will provide a short introduction to graph theory and finite projective planes. We will then describe our recent work of composing poetry using these mathematics objects as structural frameworks. No experience in math or poetry is needed, though you may find yourself wielding both by the end of this Geek Speak.