Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Mathematics Department Talk: Tony DeRose, Pixar Animation Studio, September 18th @ 4 pm at the Campus Theatre

Title: Math in the Movies   Abstract:  Abstract: Film making has undergone a revolution brought on by advances in areas such as computer technology, geometry, and applied mathematics. Using numerous examples drawn from Pixar’s feature films, this talk will provide a behind the scenes look at the role that math has played in the revolution.   Speaker biography: Tony DeRose is currently a Senior Scientist and lead of the Research Group at Pixar Animation Studios. He received a BS in Physics in from the University of California, Davis, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley. From 1986 to 1995 Dr. […]

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Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Student Talk Series: Jeffrey Langford, Mathematics Department, September 4th @ noon in Olin 268

Title:  Mathematical Magic   Abstract:  It takes a true magician decades to cultivate his or her skill. But in this talk, I’ll show you everything you need to amaze your friends, all in under an hour. What’s the trick? Magic? Not really. We’ll tap into our mathematical skill – something we’ve been honing for years. Come to this talk, and I’ll show you how to turn mathematical muscle into magical prowess.

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