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Pi Mu Epsilon Induction Ceremony

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Includes a talk on 'The Mathematical X-Files,' exploring the dynamic field of mathematics

Please join the Salem State Mathematics Department in congratulating our newest members of the Pi Mu Epsilon math honor society! New inductees include Brittany Cournoyer, Alyssa Ekstrom, Sagar Ghimire, Luis Monteiro, and Ingrid Tomaz.

The induction ceremony is open to all math enthusiasts and will include a talk, The Mathematical X-Files, about applications of mathematics. Light refreshments will be served.

The Mathematical X-Files 

A talk by Adam Gilbert of Southern New Hampshire University

“Crazy.” “Nerd.” “Wicked smaht.” People who enjoy mathematics are often as misunderstood as the topic itself. Mathematics isn’t just about formulas and rules; it’s about the beauty of applying abstraction to understand the concrete.

In this talk, we will explore how the Mathematical X-files appear in gameplay and decision making, biological phenomena, generative art, future-casting, and as an emerging partner for literary analysis. This talk is rated for all audiences.

When 6:00pm
Meier Hall, North Campus
358 Lafayette Street, Salem, MA 01970
Room 238
Brian J Travers

For access and accommodation information, visit our page on access or email

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