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Matt Cathey

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Event Details

Title: Symmetry: How the Mathematics of Beauty Illuminates the Beauty of Mathematics 
Date: Sep 27, 2012
Time: 4:00-5:00
Description: 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. 
Location: AAAS
     

Biography

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.