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How to Bake Pi: Making Abstract Mathematics Palatable


Mathematics can be tasty! It’s a way of thinking, and not just about numbers. Through unexpectedly connected examples from music, juggling, and baking, Dr. Eugenia Cheng will show that math can be made fun and intriguing for all, through hands-on activities, examples that everyone can relate to, and funny stories. She will present surprisingly high-level mathematics, including some advanced abstract algebra usually only seen by math majors and graduate students. There will be a distinct emphasis on edible examples.

Dr. Eugenia Cheng is a pure mathematician and concert pianist. She is a Scientist-In-Residence at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and won tenure in Pure Mathematics at the University of Sheffield, UK. She is now an Honorary Fellow at the University of Sheffield and an Honorary Visiting Fellow at City University in London. She taught at universities in Cambridge, Chicago and Nice and holds a PhD in pure mathematics from the University of Cambridge.

This event is now open to MƒA teachers and friends of MƒA. To attend, please register here.