Eighth Virtual Encounter with Outstanding Mathematicians

The eighth Virtual Encounter with Outstanding Mathematicians took place on Friday, July 31st, 2020 from 10 am until 11 am. Dr. Alicia Dickenstein, Professor of Mathematics in the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina, was our invited speaker. This virtual event was free and open to the general public.

On this eighth Encounter, Dr. Alicia Dickenstein shared anecdotes of her personal life and her professional journey as a female mathematician, as well as lessons learned like “everything good that we do will some day come back to us.” The speaker also presented on “Math and Beauty?” in which she described various examples of shapes that we all consider beautiful which are created by using math formulas that not all of us consider beautiful. Dr. Alicia Dickenstein also invited the participants to visit the website http://moebius.dm.uba.ar to access “Surfer” that allows you to create surfaces in space and “Britney” that allows you to create iterative fractals, which are excellent resources for the classroom.