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Fall meeting of the Indiana Section of the Mathematical Association of America
Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011
University of Indianapolis
Printable Poster for this event:
Preliminary schedule of meeting: Word .doc PDF link (updated Oct. 19)
Preliminary List of Abstracts (updated Oct. 17)
Tickets for Saturday Lunch were available during on-line early registration, which is now closed. Subject to our cancellation policy, some became available at the registration desk Saturday morning.
Lunch Menu: "Italian Buffet" - including salad, pasta and lasagna with vegetarian options, vegetables, bread sticks, dessert, beverage.
Call for Papers NOW CLOSED.
Web-based registration (via EventBrite.com) NOW CLOSED.
Invited Talk - MAA Pólya Lecturer
Jeffrey Lagarias, University of Michigan
Packing space with regular tetrahedra
The problem of determining the densest packing of space by congruent regular tetrahedra has a long history, starting with Aristotle's assertion that regular tetrahedra fill space, and continuing through its appearance in Hilbert's 18th problem. This talk describes its history and many recent results obtained on this problem including contributions by physicists, chemists, and materials scientists. The current record for packing density is held by my former student Elizabeth Chen, with Michael Engel and Sharon Glotzer.
Indiana Project NExT Panel Discussion
Panelists: Dan Callon, Franklin College; Melissa Desjarlais, Valparaiso University; David Housman, Goshen College
Writing Projects in Mathematics Courses
The panelists will discuss their perspectives and experiences regarding writing and exploratory projects in mathematics courses. The panelists
will each speak, followed by a lengthy question-and-answer session. All topics regarding writing projects are fair game for discussion. (*Attendance at three Project NExT panels will allow audience members the option of joining Indiana NExT.)
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