GAUSS Seminar

Speaker: 
Rebeccah MacKinnon
Topic: 
“Is a Burrito a Sandwich? Exploring the World Through a Mathematician's Lens”

Abstract:
Is a burrito a sandwich? What about a pita pocket, a wrap, or a calzone? In a whimsical yet rigorous presentation, we will look at the process of using pure mathematics learned in class to answer questions where math doesn’t seem immediately applicable. We will define the mathematical notion of a sandwich and settle the burrito debate once and for all. What other debates can be settled by mathematicians on mission? Come see this revamped GAUSS talk and find out!

Event Date: 
May 1, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Location: 
113 MLH
Calendar Category: 
Seminar
Seminar Category: 
GAUSS