Announcing G4G13 Featured Presenters

G4G13 Featured Presenters

Erno RubikPROFESSOR ERNO RUBIK

G4G is pleased to announce that Professor Ernő Rubik will make a very rare public appearance in Atlanta in April 2018. “In conversation with Ernő Rubik” (7:00 pm Wednesday, April 11, at Georgia Tech’s Clough Auditorium 152, 266 Fourth St. NW, Atlanta, 30332), will discuss a wide range of topics including design and architecture, the role of curiosity in the human condition, and his perspective on more than four decades of the Rubik’s Cube.

He will also present on “Cubic Tales” at the G4G13 conference.

Doris Schattschneider PhotoPROFESSOR DORIS SCHATTSCHNEIDER

G4G is pleased to announce that Professor Doris Schattschneider of Moravian College will make a public presentation in Atlanta, on “Math and M.C. Escher’s Art” (8:00 pm Friday, April 13, 2018, at Decatur Presbyterian Church, 205 Sycamore Street, Decatur, 30030). Attendees we will learn of how Martin Gardner’s April 1961 “Mathematical Games” column in Scientific American (on a then new geometry book by H.S.M. Coxeter) introduced readers to Escher’s symmetry drawings, and how the cover of that issue of Scientific American caused Escher to write a correction to the editor.  (Note that on Saturday, April 14, 2018, an art exhibition “M.C. Escher +” will open nearby at Different Trains Gallery in the Depot District in Decatur.)

Professor Schattschneider will also give a talk at the G4G13 conference on another fascinating tale arising out of Martin Gardner’s celebrated column in Scientific American. In “The Story of Marjorie Rice”, she will relate how a reader of that column with no math training was inspired to do some original research which lead to investigations that are still ongoing.

We were delighted to chat with Professor Doris Schattschneider about her upcoming Atlanta talks on these topics.  READ THE BLOG POST

Manjul BhargavaPROFESSOR MANJUL BHARGAVA

G4G is pleased to announce that Professor Manjul Bhargava of Princeton University will make a public presentation in Atlanta, on “Poetry, Drumming, and Mathematics” (2:30 pm Sunday, April 15, 2018, at Fulton County Central Library in downtown Atlanta, One Margaret Mitchell Square, 30303). Professor Bhargava is a winner of the Fields Medal as well as an accomplished tabla player.

He will also speak on “Some Magical Numbers and Their Uses in Magic and Mathematics” at the G4G13 conference.

We were delighted to chat with Professor Manjul Bhargava about his inspiration and his upcoming Atlanta visit.  READ THE BLOG POST

 

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