Events

Maseeh Mathematics + Statistics Colloquium: Dr. Martin Levin
Friday, March 8, 2019 - 3:15pm

The Maseeh Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium Series*

presents

 

 Martin Levin, Ph.D.

The Bridges Organization

 

The Platonic solids: geometric sculptures as an accessible introduction to group theory and projective geometry

 

Abstract:

Although the five Platonic solids may seem quite elementary, as one builds them up in one’s imagination and contemplates them, they become quite captivating. Since they represent all possible finite irreducible rotation groups of 3-space, they are fundamental to the structure of space. This talk will be accompanied by geometric sculptures that explore the relationships between the Platonic solids. They make concepts from group theory and projective geometry understandable by depicting them visually and vividly.

 

            Bio:

Martin Levin received a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Johns Hopkins. For most of his career, he taught high school math in Waldorf schools, where the pedagogy encourages the bridging of mathematics and art. Dr. Levin is now retired.

 

 

Friday, March 08, 2019 at 3:15pm

Richard & Maurine Neuberger Center room 316, 1600 SW 4th Avenue

Light refreshments served

 

The faculty host of this speaker is Dr. Steven Bleiler.