Thirteenth Virtual Encounter with Outstanding Mathematicians

The thirteenth Virtual Encounter with Outstanding Mathematicians took place on Friday, October 9th, 2020 from 10 am until 11 am. Dr. Romina M. Arroyo, Professor of Mathematics at the National University of Cordoba in Argentina, was our invited speaker. This virtual event was free and open to the general public.

On this thirteenth Encounter, Dr. Romina M. Arroyo shared anecdotes of her personal life and her professional journey as a female mathematician. The speaker also presented on “How Can You Save Gasoline Using Mathematics?” in which she described a hypothetical situation in which Andrea wants to visit Gabriel but wants to consume the least amount of gasoline possible. Then she stated a different situation in which Andrea wants to deliver a gift to each one of her friends so she wants to pass exactly once by each of their houses. Dr. Romina M. Arroyo also mentioned what is the minimum number of colors that you would need to color a planisphere map, which means that it can be represented on the plane.