# Previous *Math Encounters* Presentations

- 2020 May 6 — “Mathemagic with a Deck of Cards” with Colm Mulcahy
- 2020 April 1 — “Vulnerable in Digital Life: How Graph Theory Can Help Us Understand and Protect Our Digital Selves” with Allison Bishop
- 2020 March 5 — “Come Sail Away: Math for the Cruise Director” with Penny Haxell
- 2020 February 5 — “Dice, Stamps, and Counting: Putting Polynomials to Work” with Brian Hopkins
- 2020 January 7 — “Primes and Zeros: A Million-Dollar Mystery” with Brian Conrey
- 2019 December 4 — “Double Vision: Explorations of Alternative Math from History” with Glen Van Brummelen
- 2019 November 6 — “Tales of Impossibility: The Problems of Antiquity” with David Richeson
- 2019 October 2 — “Paradoxes in Probability: Surprising Results and Why They Matter” with Alon Amit
- 2019 September 4 — “Irrational Investigation: Why Pi Sometimes Equals 4” with Cornelia Van Cott
- 2019 August 7 — “The
*Wall of Fire*Theorem: A Story of Mathematical Discovery” with Jim Propp - 2019 July 3 — “Erdős Magic: Theorems, Conjectures, Lifestyle, and The Book” with Joel Spencer
- 2019 June 5 — “Cracking the Code: How Math Was Used to Decrypt Drivers License Numbers” with Joe Gallian
- 2019 May 1 — “Hot Hands: What Data Science Can (and Can’t) Tell Us about Basketball” with Lisa Goldberg
- 2019 April 3 — “Parties, Doughnuts, and Coloring: From Königsberg to Cutting Edge Research” with Maria Chudnovsky
- 2019 March 6 — “Space, Time, and the Fourth Dimension” with Robbert Dijkgraaf
- 2019 February 6 — “The Biggest Secrets in the World: Everything We Know We Don’t Know” with Rogério Martins
- 2019 January 2 — “Golden Textures: The Art of Dissecting Golden Geometries” with Doug McKenna
- 2018 December 5 — “Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy” with Cathy O’Neil
- 2018 November 7 — “Certain Variation: You Never Step in the Same River Twice” with Gerald van Belle
- 2018 October 3 — “Calculated Risk: Living is a Dangerous Business” with Jen Rogers
- 2018 September 5 — “Lost in Space: How Data and Information are Governed by High-Dimensional Geometry” with Henry Cohn
- 2018 August 1 — “Just Math: How Math Provides Fairness and Balance in the Courtroom” with Leila Schneps
- 2018 July 11 — “Calculated Movements: The Surprising Connections Between Math and Dance” with Karl Schaffer
- 2018 June 6 — “From Fairy Tales to Finite Elements: How Mathematics Connects with Fiction” with Manil Suri
- 2018 May 2 — “Math for Democracy: The Mathematics of Voting Redistricting” with Ben Blum-Smith
- 2018 April 4 — “Seeing Symmetry: The Artful Mathematics of Wallpaper Patterns” with Frank A. Farris
- 2018 March 9 — “From Simplicity to Complexity: What Happens Next?” with Roger Antonsen
- 2018 February 7 — “The Fabric of Symmetry: Connecting Mathematics and Fiber Arts” with Susan Goldstine
- 2018 January 3 — “Mind-Bending Paradoxes & the Possibility of Changing Your Mind” with David Kung
- 2017 December 6 — “Winding Worlds: An Exploration of Curves on Surfaces” with Moira Chas
- 2017 November 1 — “Fair Division: How to Cut Cakes (and other things) Fairly” with Francis Su
- 2017 October 4 — “This Game is Rigged! How math can make you a winner” with Paul Zeitz
- 2017 September 6 — “The Mathematics of Doodling” with Ravi Vakil
- 2017 August 2 — “Deep Math: Between Combinatorics and Chocolate” with Persi Diaconis
- 2017 July 5 — “Diffusion of the Dead” with Thomas Woolley
- 2017 June 7 — “The Great Unknown: Is there a limit to scientific and mathematical exploration?” with Marcus du Sautoy
- 2017 May 3 — “Vital Math: How mathematicians changed the world” with Chris Budd
- 2017 April 5 — “Star Trek: The Math of Khan” with James Grime
- 2017 March 1 — “Real-Time Math Discovery: A Hands-On Adventure in Experimental Mathematics” with Stephen Wolfram
- 2017 February 1 — “Contemplating Coincidence: ‘Random’ Solutions to Challenging Problems” with Matthew Richey
- 2017 January 4 — Judy Holdener – Immersion in Mathematics: Using Digital Art to Make Surprising Connections
- 2016 December 7 — Eugenia Cheng – How to Bake Pi: Making Abstract Mathematics Palatable
- 2016 November 2 — Andreas Daniel Matt – Super Math Adventureland: An Interactive Journey Through the Many Worlds of Geometry
- 2016 October 5 — Henry Segerman – 3D Shadows: Casting Light on the Fourth Dimension
- 2016 September 7 — Marc Chamberland – Single Digits: The Wonders of One to Nine
- 2016 August 3 — Hannah Fry – Open Book: How Patterns Make Us Surprisingly Predictable
- 2016 July 6 — Ken Ono – Enigmatic Figures: The Ramanujan Legacy
- 2016 June 1 — Carl Pomerance – ‘Rithmetic Revisited
- 2016 May 4 — Tom Verhoeff – Saving Face: Information Tricks for Life and Love
- 2016 Apr 6 — Jason Rosenhouse – What’s Behind Door Number Two?
- 2016 Mar 2 — Erik Demaine – Mathematical Magic
- 2016 Feb 3 — Bob Bosch – Life is Beautiful
- 2016 Jan 6 — Ingrid Daubechies – Mysteries at an Exhibit
- 2015 Dec 2 — Donald Saari – Mystery of the Masses
- 2015 Nov 4 – Gavin A. Schmidt – Chaos in the Climate
- 2015 Oct 7 – Robin Wilson – Lewis Carroll in Numberland
- 2015 Sept 2 – Benedict Gross – How Fast Does It Grow? Taming the Factorial Explosion
- 2015 Aug 5 – Po-Shen Loh – Massive Numbers: Hunting Big Game in the Wilds of the Integers
- • 2015 July 1 – Alex Kontorovich – Fractal Beauty
- 2015 June 3 – Jürgen Richter-Gebert – Symmetry, Ornaments, and Computers
- • 2015 May 6 – James McLurkin – Swarm Math: From wasps and wings to bots and bits
- 2015 April 1 – John Allen Paulos – A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper (and Its Descendants)
- 2015 March 4 – Manjul Bhargava – Poetry, Drumming, and Mathematics
- 2015 Jan 7 – William Dunham – On the Shoulders of Giants
- 2014 Dec 3 – Chaim Goodman-Strauss – Shaping Surfaces
- 2014 Nov 5 – Mercedes Siles Molina – Cooking Up Math
- 2014 Oct 1 – David Swart – Peeling the World
- 2014 Sept 3 – Eitan Grinspun – Movie Magic
- 2014 Aug 6 – Mike Naylor – Naked Geometry
- 2014 July 2 – Laura Taalman – Making Mathematics Real
- 2014 June 4 – Michael Orrison – Change of Perspective
- 2014 May 7 – Tadashi Tokieda – Toy Models
- 2014 April 2 – Jennifer Chayes – The Mathematics of Networks
- 2014 March 5 – Kenneth Golden – Modeling the Melt
- 2014 February 5 – Bryna Kra – Patterns and Disorder
- 2014 January 8 – Tim Chartier – Linear Thinking
- 2013 December 4 – Art Benjamin – Secrets of Mental Math
- 2013 November 6 – Tom Banchoff – Encountering Dalí in the Fourth Dimension
- 2013 October 2 – Brian Greene – String Theory and the Mathematics of Hyperspace
- 2013 September 4 – Alissa S. Crans – A Surreptitious Sequence
- 2013 August 7 – Terry Tao – The Cosmic Distance Ladder
- 2013 July 3 – Robert Lang – From Flapping Birds to Space Telescopes
- 2013 June 5 – Matthew Brand – Calculated Deceptions
- 2013 May 1 – Danny Goroff – Chance, Choice, & Children
- 2013 April 3 – Jim Tanton – Laundry Math
- 2013 March 6 – Tony DeRose – Math in the Movies
- 2013 February 6 – Doris Schattschneider – Ingenious Mathematics
- 2013 January 2 – Amy Langville – Random Search, Ordered Results
- 2012 December 5 – Steven Strogatz – Doing Math in Public
- 2012 October 3 – John D. Barrow – Grabbing the Analytical Edge
- 2012 September 5 – Parag Chordia – Harmony From Numbers
- 2012 July 31-August 1 – Carlo Séquin – The Topology of Twisted Toroids
- 2012 July 11 – Peter Winkler – Intuition Gone Awry
- 2012 June 6 – Colin Adams – Blown Away
- 2012 May 2 – Joseph O’Rourke – Shape Transformers
- 2012 April 4 – Dr. Günter M. Ziegler – Proofs from The BOOK
- 2012 March 7 – Peter Norvig – ABC Easy as 123
- 2012 February 1 – Jeff Weeks – The Shape of Space
- 2012 January 4 – Craig Kaplan – Revolution and Evolution in Math and Design
- 2011 December 7 – Colin Wright – Five Balls, Two Hands: The Patterns of Juggling
- 2011 November 2 – Ken Perlin – Creating the Illusion of Life with Math & Programming
- 2011 October 5 – Sarah Greenwald – Mathematical Morsels from The Simpsons and Futurama
- 2011 September 6-7 – Keith Devlin – Fibonacci & the Golden Ratio Exposed
- 2011 July 6 – Angela Vierling-Claassen – Points to Paints
- 2011 June 8 – Frank Morgan – Soap Bubbles and Mathematics
- 2011 May 4 – Paul Hoffman – The Man Who Loved Only Numbers
- 2011 April 7 – Scott Kim – Symmetry, Art, & Illusion
- 2011 March 3-4 – Erik Demaine – The Geometry of Origami

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