Math Awareness Month Public Lecture

Rob GhristUniversity of Pennsylvania
The meanings of mathematical illustrations

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 4:00pm

Proper mathematical illustration and animation withstand multiple layers of meaning. This talk will be an extended exploration of what constitutes meaningful mathematical illustration, with commentary on technique, pedagogy, and allegory. Examples from calculus, dynamical systems, topology, geometry, and more will be the principal players, with supporting characters from art, literature, and mythology.