2019 Festival: The Power of Primes (12:45pm showing) | National Math Festival
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2019 Festival: The Power of Primes (12:45pm showing)

Saturday May 4, 2019 from 12:45pm - 1:30pm ET

Prime numbers are the building blocks of arithmetic. But how do mathematicians think about primes? Come dive into the dizzying world of pure mathematics. Learn what prime numbers can tell us about Fermat’s Last Theorem, chaos theory, the Sierpinski triangle, and more of your favorite mathematical theorems and structures! You don’t need to remember your high school math classes to enjoy this talk. Just come and prepare to jump in!

This presentation will be repeated from 3:15-4:00pm.

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

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Dr. Holly Krieger

Dr. Holly Krieger is the Corfield Lecturer at the University of Cambridge and Director of Studies and Fellow in Maths at Murray Edwards College, one of the few women-only Cambridge colleges. She is well-known as a guest on the YouTube channel Numberphile, where her videos on the fascinating arithmetic and dynamical features of the Mandelbrot set have drawn millions of views.... Learn more