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Immerse yourself in this tale of adventure on the high seas involving great risk to tale teller Colin Adams, and discover how an understanding of the mathematical theory of knots saved his bacon from doom and destruction. No nautical or mathematical background assumed; just bring a sense of wonder and a willingness to explore.
Presented by Colin Adams, with a special introduction by Marilyn Simons, President of the Simons Foundation.
MoMath was proud to present Colin Adams as the speaker for our June, 2012 Math Encounters event. Math Encounters is a new public presentation series celebrating the spectacular world of mathematics and presented by the Simons Foundation and the Museum of Mathematics. To learn more about Math Encounters, please visit mathencounters.org.