2019 Festival: Math, Music, History: 300 Years in 30 Minutes (11:30am showing)
Saturday May 4, 2019 from 11:30am - 12:15pm ET
Would you cook dinner from a 300-year-old recipe book? Make clothes from a 300-year-old pattern? Undergo treatment from a 300-year-old medical manuscript? Probably not. But what about playing a 300-year-old piece of music? Or studying a 300-year-old mathematical idea? Math and music seem to age better than some other aspects of human culture. Come take a tour of some highlights over the past few hundred years, with mathematician and violinist Dr. Lillian Pierce.
This lecture is generously supported by the American Mathematical Society (AMS) (opens new window).
This presentation will be repeated from 3:15-4:00pm.
Room 201, Level 2, Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Dr. Lillian Pierce
Dr. Lillian Pierce grew up home-schooled in a small town in California, where she developed a life-long fondness for Renaissance music and perfectly ripe avocados. She then studied mathematics at Princeton, where she graduated as valedictorian, and as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, before earning her doctorate in mathematics at Princeton in 2009. She subsequently was a postdoc at... Learn more