MATHDAY HAS BEEN CANCELLED by UW directive.
Mathday will be held on Monday, March 23, 2020. The plenary speaker
will be Allison Henrich, Professor of Mathematics, Seattle
University. She will speak on It's all fun and games until someone
becomes a mathematician. PLAY is essential for human
flourishing. Whether you are a poet or a scientist, a grandparent or a
play can powerfully enrich your life. For mathematicians, play is
building intuition, and for math students, play can inspire a desire
to get involved in
research. The world of knots gives us examples that help us understand
Playing games on knot diagrams can help us build intuition about
while learning about the theory of knots can reveal the “magic” behind
and excite us to learn more.
There will be talks,
seminars, labs, and more activities from 10 am until noon and from
1:20 pm until 2:00 pm.
Registration forms, which will include the schdedule of fees, are
now available. For additional information, contact:
Mary Jane Shirikawa | UW Conference Management & Academic Programs |
Educational Outreach | 206-221-3936 |
Donation in Honor of Ernie Esser
If you would like to make a donation to Mathday
in memory of Ernie Esser, who died suddenly on his way back from Europe to
give his annual Mathday talk "Why do Boomerangs Come Back", the link is
Photos of Ernie Esser
Poster in memory of
- Bianca Viray, UW Associate Professor of Mathematics: Finding patterns in differences: the mathematics behind the game SET
- Alexandra Nichifor, UW Instructor of Mathematics: Warped Spaces
- Monty McGovern, UW Professor of Mathematics: Crazy Games and Crazier Numbers
- Jonah Ostroff, UW Assistant Professor of Mathematics: How to
Be Extremely Good and Dots and Boxes
- Tom Edgar, PLU Associate Professor of Mathematics: The Power of Three
- Adam Kapilow, UW Graduate Student, Mathematics: How to Juggle Numbers
- Bryce Goodwin, UW Undergraduate Mathematics :The Quadratic Formula And Its Big Siblings
- David Simmons, UW Graduate Student, Mathematics: Geometry in Nature: Why bubbles are round and honeycombs hexagonal, and more
- Farbod Shokrieh, UW Assistant Professor of Mathematics:
Deceptively simple problems in mathematics
- Jack Lee, UW Professor of Mathematics: The Curvature of
- Austin Roberts, Highline College Professor of Mathematics:
Making a Theremin out of 3 AM radios and some
- Stark Ledbetter, UW Graduate Student, Mathematics: The Twelve Days of Christmas
The following items are on the current schedule; more may be added.
Field Trips and Labs
- Applied Physics Lab
- Seismology Lab
- Sage Computer Lab
- UW Admissions
- Undergraduate panel
- UW Admissions
- Math'n Stuff -- mathematical games
- Luncheon Discussion for Teachers
- Mathematical Card Tricks
- How About Plasmas!
- Knights and Liars
All volunteers should review the youth policy for minors:
Here's a link to the UW Professional and Continuing Education: Mathday website. It includes registration information.
Wells Fargo and Boeing have generously
made a donation to support Mathday attendance
by schools with underrepresented populations. The deadline for
submitting requests is Wednesday, January 22.
photos of Mathday 2017
Mathday 2015 photos
photos of mathday 2014.
Photos of Mathday 2013
photos of mathday 2012