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Plato, Diophantus, and Euclid: Some Connections Between Geometry and Number Theory
When: March 26, 2014, 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Wednesday
Where: 1030 CASL Bldg.

The 2014 TURFE LECTURE
Second in a series of visits by distinguished mathematicians held at the University of Michigan–Dearborn.

Plato, Diophantus, and Euclid: Some Connections Between Geometry and Number Theory
presented by
Stephen DeBacker
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Mathematics
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Professor DeBacker is the recipient of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education’s award as the 2012 Michigan Professor of the Year.

His talk will cover the exploration of rational right triangles, the existence of various platonic solids, and the connections between these objects and number theory.

Free admission and open to the public.

This series is made possible through a generous donation by Al Turfe.

Info URL: http://http://http://http://www.umd.umich.edu/turfe_series
Department: Mathematics
Category: Lecture, Presentation
Audience: All
Submitted: March 19, 2014, 09:23 AM
Submitted by: Susan B Gedert
Approved by: Belinda Soliz
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