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Pi Mu Epsilon Induction Ceremony

Guest Speaker Rachelle DeCoste

Please join us for the induction of nine new members to Pi Mu Epsilon, an honor society for mathematics. In addition, we will be welcoming a guest speaker, Dr. Rachelle DeCoste from Wheaton College, who will be giving a talk entitled, `What is the Shape of Space?'.

Talk Abstract

How does an ant crawling on a surface know whether it lives on a sphere, a flat plane, a cylinder, or any other space? Similarly, how do we know what the shape of our universe is? In this talk we will explore various options for the shape of a space and determine (together!) how we might investigate our space to draw conclusions about its shape.  Come prepared to think, draw and engage in mathematics.

The new inductees are:

Elom Amedonou                          
Carey Atkins                            
James Buckley
Nicholas Gewlas                  
Francesco Lucente Stabile                  
Lauren Sim
Paula Suarez-Salamanca               
Vanessa Yavorski                      
Joshua Zharnitsky

When 5:30pm
Meier Hall, North Campus
358 Lafayette Street, Salem, MA 01970
Dr. Brian Travers

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