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North Carolina Harper Lecture with Benson Farb: Through the Looking Glass: Symmetry, the Fourth Dime
Award-winning mathematics professor brings his research to Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Cost: $20 General Admission
Registration Required: Alumni and Friends Event Website

Why are our mirror images reflected left–right but not up–down? What does the fourth dimension look like? How is it possible that a square box can be big enough to hold only one round marble, but the marble only takes up a trillionth of the space in the box? This talk will explore these questions and, perhaps more surprisingly, explain how they have a profound influence on our everyday life.

Benson Farb is a professor of mathematics at the University of Chicago, where he studies geometry, topology, group theory, representation theory, and their interactions. He arrived at Chicago as a postdoc in 1994, just after getting his PhD from Princeton. He has had 30 PhD students, including 13 women. Farb's awards include a Sloan Foundation Fellowship and a National Science Foundation Career Award. He was elected a fellow of the American Mathematics Society in 2012 and is invited to speak at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Seoul in 2014.
Event Contact
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Event Information
Thursday, Sep 12 2013 at 6:00pm - 8:30pm [ iCal ]
The Franklin Hotel
311 W. Franklin St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516