Eleventh Virtual Encounter with Outstanding Mathematicians

The eleventh Virtual Encounter with Outstanding Mathematicians took place on Friday, September 11th, 2020 from 10 am until 11 am. Dr. Malena Español, Professor of Mathematics at the Arizona State University, was our invited speaker. This virtual event was free and open to the general public.

On this eleventh Encounter, Dr. Malena Español shared anecdotes of her personal life and her professional journey as a female mathematician, including her experience travelling to many different countries thanks to mathematics. The speaker also presented on “The Mathematics of Colors” in which she described the primary, secondary and tertiary colors and then introduced the concept of fractions by defining recipes to create tertiary colors from primary colors. Dr. Malena Español then presented the primary colors of the light, which are those used in monitors, televisions and movie projectors. The speaker also taught us how digital images are produced and emphasized the work of the female mathematician Ingrid Daubechies.