Room 201, Level 2, Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Age Level

14-18 18+
2:00pm - 2:45pm

Mathematics for Human Flourishing

Some think of mathematics as cold, lifeless, and unemotional. But mathematics can be a hopeful vehicle for building virtue and helping people flourish, and the practice of mathematics can help people connect to their deeply human desires — to play, to seek truth, pursue beauty, to explore freedom, to build community. I will share what a prison inmate has taught me about doing mathematics well.

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This presentation repeats the session taking place from 11:30am – 12:15pm.

Presented by:

Dr. Francis Su

Harvey Mudd College

Dr. Francis Su is Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College, and past president of the Mathematical Association of America. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University and his research…