Twenty-Sixth Virtual Encounter with Outstanding Mathematicians

The twenty-sixth Virtual Encounter with Outstanding Mathematicians took place on Friday, September 10th, 2021 from 12 pm until 1 pm. Dr. Ana Ros Camacho, Professor of Mathematics at Cardiff University in United Kingdom, was our invited speaker. This virtual event was free and open to the general public.

On this twenty-sixth Encounter, Dr. Ana Ros Camacho shared anecdotes of her personal life and her professional journey as a female mathematician, in which she highlighted that thanks to mathematics, she has had the opportunity to travel a lot. The speaker also presented on “Mathematics and Islamic Art,” in which she shared what symmetries are and mentioned various examples of symmetries in nature, in physics, in chemistry and in biology. The speaker also described several examples of transformations and of Islamic geometric patterns. Dr. Ana Ros Camacho then presented on groups as mathematical tools to study symmetries and highlighted the mathematician Emmy Noether.