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Freeways and Circle Packing

October 2 @ 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

The beauty of mathematics is often encountered when one discovers that two apparently very different phenomena actually share a common origin. I will discuss such a surprising connection between two apparently unrelated mathematical objects. One is purely combinatorial: the number of ways one can drive from USC to the Claremont Colleges. The other one is geometric: the Ford circle packing, a pretty configuration of circles in the plane with interesting number theoretic properties.

Details

Date:
October 2
Time:
4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Event Category:

Other

Speaker Name
Francis Bonahon

Venue

Argue Auditorium, Pomona College
610 N. College Ave.
Claremont, CA 91711 United States
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Details

Date:
October 2
Time:
4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Event Category:

Other

Speaker Name
Francis Bonahon

Venue

Argue Auditorium, Pomona College
610 N. College Ave.
Claremont, CA 91711 United States
+ Google Map