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Math in the Pub for Superheroines (and Heros)

Monday, February 29, 2016 @ 7:00 PM-9:00 PM

Schlafly Bottleworks, 7260 Southwest Ave., St. Louis, MO 63143  + Google Map

FREE and OPEN to ADULTS Ages 21 and Over ONLY.  Registration required. Register below.  Food and libations available for purchase during the event.

Featured Pub Presenter: Adam Weyhaupt, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville

Join us for a hands-on exploration of some open questions in math and why we need superheroines and heros in mathematics. Explore possibilities and problems in math through puzzles and challenges. Learn about mathematicians’ real-life problem-solving work then challenge yourself to explore solutions to some of the same problems with others!

You don’t need to be a math whiz to join in! There are a variety of entry points for solving the presented problems that can be approached with minimal mathematical background, but that lead to deep mathematical concepts and connections to advanced mathematics.

Pub Presenter Bio
Adam Weyhaupt grew up in the St. Louis area and received bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and computer science from Eastern Illinois University. After finishing a Ph.D. in mathematics from Indiana University in 2006, he began his career at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, where he is now an associate professor and chair of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. His academic interests are varied and include the interaction of geometry and topology in minimal surfaces (mathematical models of soap bubbles and films) and in the interaction of mathematics and social choice theory. In his spare time, he enjoys being outdoors (camping, hiking, and boating) with his wife and two sons.

Math in the Pub is a special partnership presentation of The Academy of Science – St. Louis and Super Heroines, Etc.

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Date:
Monday, February 29, 2016
Time:
7:00 PM-9:00 PM
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Venue

Schlafly Bottleworks
7260 Southwest Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63143 United States
+ Google Map