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Shape: The Hidden Geometry of Information, Biology, Strategy, Democracy, and Everything Else — A conversation with Jordan Ellenberg
If you're like most people, geometry is a sterile and dimly-remembered exercise you gladly left behind in the dust of ninth grade. Join this discussion to learn how geometry undergirds some of the most important scientific, political, and philosophical problems we face. The word "geometry" comes from the Greek for "measuring the world." If anything, that's an undersell. Geometry doesn't just measure the world—it explains it. Jordan Ellenberg will show us how.

Jordan Ellenberg is the John D. MacArthur Professor of Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is the New York Times bestselling author of How Not to Be Wrong. His writing has appeared in Slate, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Wired, and the Believer.

This conversation will be co-moderated by Dr. Adam Davis (Director of the Lisska Center) and Dr. May Mei (Department of Mathematics).

Feb 21, 2023 07:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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