Fifth Virtual Encounter with Outstanding Mathematicians
The fifth Virtual Encounter with Outstanding Mathematicians took place on Friday, June 19th, 2020 from 10 am until 11:30 am. Dr. Marta Macho-Stadler, Professor of Mathematics at the University of the Basque Country in Spain, was our invited speaker. This virtual event was free and open to the general public.
On this fifth Encounter, Dr. Marta Macho-Stadler shared anecdotes of her personal life and her professional journey as a female mathematician, including the reason she got interested in studying topology. The speaker also presented on “Math Without Numbers,” in which she described the problem of the Konisberg bridges, the theorem of the four colors and knot theory. Dr. Marta Macho-Stadler also explained what a Mobius band is and how we can construct it from a strip of paper. The speaker ended her presentation with multiple examples of the Mobius band in architecture, in fashion, in jewelry, in furniture, in gastronomy, in medicine, and many more.