Twenty-Eighth Virtual Encounter with Outstanding Mathematicians

The twenty-eighth Virtual Encounter with Outstanding Mathematicians took place on Friday, November 12th, 2021 from 12 pm until 1 pm. Dr. Mariel Saez, Professor of Mathematics at the Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaiso in Chile, was our invited speaker. This virtual event was free and open to the general public.

On this twenty-eighth Encounter, Dr. Mariel Saez shared anecdotes of her personal life and her professional journey as a female mathematician. The speaker also presented on “Dido, the Geometry Queen,” in which she narrated the legend of Queen Dido, which is the classic story of the foundation of the Kingdom of Carthage. The speaker explained what geometry is, described the regular polygons and presented on how to find the figure of maximum area that can be enclosed with a perimeter of fixed length.