Dr. Satyan Devadoss' MIT Press Live

Dr. Satyan Devadoss' MIT Press Live

MIT Press Live! presents an author talk with Satyan Devadoss and Matt Harvey, authors of Mage Merlin's Unsolved Mathematical Mysteries.

About this Event

This event is by one of the authors of Mage Merlin's Unsolved Mathematical Mysteries.

Most people think of mathematics as a set of useful tools designed to answer analytical questions, beginning with simple arithmetic and ending with advanced calculus. But, as Mage Merlin's Unsolved Mathematical Mysteries shows, mathematics is filled with intriguing mysteries that take us to the edge of the unknown. This richly illustrated, story-driven volume presents sixteen of today's greatest unsolved mathematical puzzles, all understandable by anyone with elementary math skills. These intriguing mysteries are presented to readers as puzzles that have time-traveled from Camelot, preserved in the notebook of Merlin, the wise magician in King Arthur's court.

Learn more about the book

About the Authors

Satyan Devadoss is the Fletcher Jones Professor of Applied Mathematics and Professor of Computer Science at the University of San Diego. A recipient of two national teaching awards, he has published on topics ranging from origami and cartography to phylogenetics and particle collisions.

Matt Harvey is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Virginia's College at Wise and the author of the textbook Geometry Illuminated.

Link to the Event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/author-talk-mage-merlins-unsolved-mathematical-mysteries-tickets-115914028981#

College of Arts and Sciences

Contact Us Email

Visit Campus Map

5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110