2019 Festival: A Fine Art of Problem Solving (12:45pm showing)
Saturday May 4, 2019 from 12:45pm - 1:30pm ET
How Mathematicians Use Braids to Save the Day, One Ribbon at a Time
People all around the world love braiding: weavers, hairdressers…and even mathematicians! Meet mathematician Nancy Scherich to learn how she uses dance to teach the mathematics of braids. Scherich was the 2017 winner of the annual Dance Your Ph.D. contest organized by Science Magazine and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
This presentation will be repeated from 3:15-4:00pm.
Image element credit: Claudio Rocchini, CC-BY 2.5 License
Room 202b, Level 2, Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Nancy Scherich is a graduate student at the University of California, Santa Barbara working on her Ph.D. in mathematics. She has been a dancer for her entire life, and recently she has decided to mix her passions of math and dance together. In addition to her research, she creates Math-Dance productions using dance to illustrate the beauty of higher mathematics. 2019... Learn more