||Symmetry: How the Mathematics of Beauty Illuminates the Beauty of Mathematics
||Sep 27, 2012
||Dr Cathey will discuss how the study of symmetries in aesthetic settings led directly to the solution of one of the greatest mathematical problems of the middle of the last millennium. The talk is part of Wofford's "Faculty Talks" series; it will be accessible to all audiences.
Matt Cathey received a B.A. in mathematics and music from the University of the South, and a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Tennessee. He enjoys exploring connections between mathematics and other disciplines, particularly those typically considered to be arts or humanities.