Dr. Keith Devlin - The Birth of Algebra
Sunday, December 18, 2:00 p.m.
Followed by conversation with Angie Coiro.
Dr. Keith Devlin is a co-founder and Executive Director of the university's H-STAR institute and a World Economic Forum Fellow and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. His current research is focused on the use of different media to teach and communicate mathematics to diverse audiences. He also works on the design of information/reasoning systems for intelligence analysis. Other research interests include: theory of information, models of reasoning, applications of mathematical techniques in the study of communication, and mathematical cognition. He has written 31 books, including the recently published The Man of Numbers: Fibonacci's Arithmetic Revolution and over 80 published research articles. Recipient of the Pythagoras Prize, the Peano Prize, the Carl Sagan Award, and the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics Communications Award. He is "The Math Guy" on National Public Radio.