Mathematics for Human Flourishing

by: Francis Su

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Francis Su

Francis Su is the Benediktsson-Karwa Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College, an award‑winning math educator, and the past president of the Mathematical Association of America. His work has been featured in Quanta Magazine, Wired, and the New York Times.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Saints Tekakwitha & Serra Hall, room 215

2:30 p.m. to 3:20 p.m.

It's a COMPASS Event!

How is math tied to what it means to be human? Why does the practice of mathematics often fall short of our ideals and hopes? I'll describe how math helps you flourish, regardless of what you do with your lives or careers, and it meets basic human desires and builds virtues that contribute to a life well-lived. I'll also share what I've learned from a prison inmate who has helped me re-think what it means to do math well.


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