This is a lecture at the Mathematics Association of America. To attend you will have to rsvp on the MAA website. Registration is required and opened 1/29/2014.
Abstract: For a pure mathematician, mathematics is a set of abstract constructs completely separated from reality, and using technology to explore mathematics can seem like, well, cheating. But with the rise of undergraduate research in mathematics comes a need for elementary unsolved problems that students can pursue. Modern technology can help fill this need and support exploratory, investigative mathematics, even for those of us that are old-school mathematical purists at heart. Going a step further, the recently accessible technology of 3D printing can take abstract mathematical objects and literally make them real. A 3D printing demonstration will accompany this talk. - See more at: http://www.maa.org/meetings/calendar-events/making-mathematics-real-knot-theory-experimental-mathematics-and-3d-printing#sthash.ylQVrQMw.dpuf
Based on the Myers-Briggs temperament indicator, this group is designed to bring together INFJ, INFP, INTJ and INTP types. Introverted, however, does not automatically mean excessively shy or sensitive! It means we are not "happy hour" types, but prefer small group settings with discussions that go beyond "small talk".
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And if you are one of the above types, here's our message to you:
Yes, we are all introverts here and need to be alone to recharge. But you're also human, which means you still need human contact. So get out of the house already and come meet up with us. What else did you have planned for today anyway?