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Mathematics, the Arts, and Other Surprising Connections:

a festival of discovery

October 26-28, 2006


Thursday, Oct 26
Connecticut Valley Mathematics Colloquium Mirela Ciperjani, speaker. Tea at 4:30 p.m. Talk at 5 p.m. Mathematics Forum, Burton Hall third floor

Lecture "Aperiodic Penrose Alpha," by Helaman Ferguson, sculptor, mathematician. 8 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room


Friday, Oct. 27
Workshop "The Mathematics in Delicious Rivers." 2:30 p.m., Mathematics Forum, Burton Hall third floor

Lecture “Religious Heresy and Mathematical Creativity in Russia," by Loren Graham, professor of the history of science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 4:30 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room


Saturday, Oct. 28
Workshop "The Mathematics in Delicious Rivers." 10:30 a.m., Mathematics Forum, Burton Hall third floor

Lunch open to all festival attendees. Noon, Neilson Browsing Room

Panel discussion "The Puzzle of Creativity." Panelists: Helaman Ferguson; Ellen Maddow, theatre; Paul Zimet, theatre; Pau Atela, mathematics and statistics; Andrea Hairston, theatre. 1:30 p.m., Kahn Institute conference room, Neilson Library third floor


Friday, November 3
Workshop "The Mathematics in Delicious Rivers." 4 p.m., Mathematics Forum, Burton Hall third floor


Saturday, November 4
Workshop "The Mathematics in Delicious Rivers." 2 p.m., Mathematics Forum, Burton Hall third floor

Friday-Saturday, Oct. 27-28, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 29, 2 p.m. matinee; Wednesday-Saturday, Nov. 1-4, 8 p.m.
Delicious Rivers

By Ellen Maddow, OBIE Award-winning writer and composer, in collaboration with Marjorie Senechal, professor of mathematics and the history of science. Directed by Paul Zimet, associate professor of theater.

Set in a New York City post office, the play follows the intertwining lives of four postal workers and three neighborhood apartment dwellers and the variety of surprising twists and turns they experience.
Hallie Flanagan Studio Theatre, Mendenhall Center for the Performing Arts

 
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