On November 3, the Stanford Math Research Center, the Stanford Mathematics Department, and the Friends of Stanford Math will present a public lecture by Professor Jordan Ellenberg (University of Wisconsin—Madison) in Cubberley Auditorium at 7:30pm. His lecture is entitled “How to Use Math to Get Rich in the Lottery*”.
On Thursday, April 21, at 7:30pm in Cubberley Auditorium, the Stanford MRC co-hosted a presentation and panel discussion “Behind the Man Who Knew Infinity”, celebrating the life and work of Indian mathematician Ramanujan, on the occasion of the forthcoming film about him (starring Dev Patel and Jeremy Irons). The panel will feature Matthew Brown (director of the film) and Professors Manjul Bhargava (Princeton), Ken Ono (Emory), and Kannan Soundararajan (Stanford).
Would you like to come see some toys?
"Toys" here have a special sense: objects of daily life which you can find or make in minutes, yet which, if played with imaginatively, reveal surprises that keep scientists puzzling for a while. We will see table-top demos of many such toys and visit some of the science that they open up.