Dean's Lecture Series: Guide to the Fourth Dimension

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Fromm Hall 120 - Xavier Auditorium
Event Type
Events and Lectures
Contact
Baum, Kathryn P
422-5617
Department
College of Arts and Sciences

What does the fourth dimension mean to artists like Salvador Dali and writers like Edwin Abbott Abbott and Madeleine L’Engle? Join Thomas Banchoff to see how interactive computer graphics makes it possible for us to explore shapes that extend our imaginations into the fourth dimension.

Thomas Francis Banchoff is a geometer, and a professor at Brown University since 1967. His research areas include the geometry and topology of smooth and polyhedral surfaces in three- and four-dimensional space, as well as development and dissemination of Internet-based courseware for communication and visualization in undergraduate mathematics. He has a long-standing project on the history of the fourth dimension, including a biography of Edwin Abbott Abbott , "The Man Who Wrote 'Flatland'".

For more information, please contact the Dean's Office of Arts and Sciences at x6616.

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