Eugenia Cheng - How to Bake Pi: Making Abstract Mathematics Palatable (4:00 pm)
Mathematics can be tasty! It’s a way of thinking, and not just about numbers. Through unexpectedly connected examples from music, juggling, and baking, Eugenia Cheng, Scientist in Residence from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, combines hands-on activities, humorous anecdotes, and everyday life with a dash of surprisingly high-level mathematics and a distinct emphasis on edible examples.
Special introduction by Bedtime Math founder and author Laura Overdeck.
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