Join us in Jonas 110 for this week's Geek Speak; these events are free and open to the public.
Do-si-dos and Dihedrals: Mathematics and, wait, what...Dance?!?
Dr. Dan May
This talk will be interactive! We will get out of our chairs and MOVE. (But you are welcome to opt out!) You don’t have to be good at dancing – your host for this talk certainly isn’t. Our goal will be to have fun and learn some mathematics. It may seem surprising, but there are actually many types of dance which have deep mathematical properties. We will discuss a few of these, and learn about what mathematicians mean when they use the words “symmetry” and “group”.