Ninth Math Webinar in English

The ninth Math Webinar in English took place on Wednesday, October 6th, 2021 from 5 pm until 6 pm with Michael Dorff, Past President of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) and Professor of Mathematics at Brigham Young University, as our invited speaker. This virtual event was free and open to the general public.

In this ninth Math Webinar in English, Michael Dorff presented on “Math in Disney and Pixar Movies.” The speaker explained that movies model the real world, the real world is dictated by physics, and mathematics is the language of physics. Dr. Michael Dorff described that math is used in the movies in the movement of animated characters, in the flowing and crashing of objects, and in the simulation of physical objects, such as hair, clothing and snow. The speaker shared several concrete examples of how math is used in the movies, like in Star Wars, Tron Legacy, The Incredibles, Ice Age and Frozen. This virtual event was co-organized by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA).