Webinar on A Logistic Challenge and the Mobius Band

The Webinar on A Logistic Challenge and the Mobius Band took place on Friday, April 16th, 2021 from 12 pm until 1 pm, with Raquel Villacampa, General Secretary of the Spanish Mathematical Royal Society (RSME), as our invited speaker. This virtual event was free and open to the general public.

The invited speaker started the virtual event by defining geometry and topology in simple terms and explained the problem of the Konigsberg bridges. Raquel Villacampa then presented the 3 utilities problem, in which 3 houses need to receive water, electricity and gas but the pipelines cannot cross each other. The speaker showed how this problem does not have a solution in two dimensions and introduced the Mobius band, which is a geometric figure that has very interesting properties. Raquel Villacampa ended by describing how the 3 utilities problem does have a solution in the Mobius band. This virtual event was co-organized with the Spanish Mathematical Royal Society (RSME).