Webinar on Soccer and Math

The Webinar on Soccer and Math took place on Friday, October 2nd, 2020 from 10 am until 11 am, with Dr. Marilina Carena, Professor at the National University of Litoral and Researcher at the National Council of Scientific and Technical Research of Argentina, as our invited speaker. This virtual event was free and open to the general public.

The invited speaker presented several concrete examples of connections between soccer and mathematics, that can be found in her book in Spanish called “La Pelota Siempre al 10, Problemas de Fútbol Resueltos con Matemática.” Dr. Marilina Carena shared how math is used in the quality testing of soccer balls, for example, in the absorption of water and sphericity, and to calculate the entry prices of a game. The speaker also mentioned that statistics is used to compare teams and geometry is used to analyze the soccer field.