Kingman Speaker Series 2021: Eugenia Cheng, PhD

   Campus Announcements
   Wed, October 20, 2021 @ 06:00 pm - 08:30 pm
    Howard Performing Arts Center

On Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, as part of Research Week at Andrews University, the Kingman Speaker Series will offer a lecture by Eugenia Cheng, PhD, Scientist-in-Residence at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Join us for the lecture whcih begins at 7 p.m. in the Howard Performing Arts Center, 4160 E Campus Circle Drive, Berrien Springs, MI 49104, with a reception starting at 6 p.m. and a book signing following the lecture. The plenary presentation will be streamed live here.

In addition to being a public speaker and a mathematician specializing in Category Theory, Cheng is an author, columnist, concert pianist, and artist. She holds a PhD in pure mathematics from the University of Cambridge, won tenure in Pure Mathematics at the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, and is now Honorary Visiting Fellow at City, University of London. She has taught at Cambridge, University of Chicago and University of Nice Sophia Antipolis. Her aim is to rid the world of "math phobia," something that she achieves in her approach to classroom teaching and in her books as well as her public lectures, such as the one she will give at Andrews, where her topic will be "The Art of Logic in an Illogical World," also the subject of her 2018 book "The Art of Logic: How to Make Sense in a World that Doesn’t."

Other books that will be available for purchase after the lecture include "How to Bake Pi" (2015), "Beyond Infinity" (2017), "x + y: A Mathematician's Manifesto for Rethinking Gender" (2020), and her first children’s book, "Molly and the Mathematical Mysteries: Ten Interactive Adventures in Mathematical Wonderland" (2020) with illustrations by Aleksandra Artymowska.

Sponsors: Office of Research & Creative Scholarship, Department of Mathematics, STEM
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