A unique expression of love for math

Karl Schaffer, a mathematician at de Anza College and co-director of the Dr. Schaffer and Mr. Stern Dance Ensemble, works with a class to create personal movement sequences. Credit: Mathematical Association of America.

A couple weeks ago in Boston, 7000 mathematicians, math teachers and math enthusiasts from all over the world converged for something called the Joint Mathematics Meeting. Naturally, there were numerous equations, variables, and graphs being tossed around. But I also found a lot that I wasn’t expecting. This story aired on NPR’s All Things Considered.

In addition to being a mathematician, sarah-marie belcastro creates fiber arts.  She shows off her crocheted hyperbolic Mobius strip.

Colin Adams (second from right), a knot theorist at Williams College, directs a team of mathematicians in a rehearsal of a play that he’s written.  From left to right, Andrea Young (Ripon College), Matt DeLong (Taylor University), and Lew Ludwig (Denison University).

Arthur Benjamin, a math professor at Harvey Mudd College, explains the strategy and math behind a game of backgammon. Credit: Mathematical Association of America.

~ by aridanielshapiro on January 16, 2012.

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