SMS scnews item created by Sean Gardiner at Thu 8 Sep 2016 1721
Type: Seminar
Distribution: World
Expiry: 15 Sep 2016
Calendar1: 14 Sep 2016 1300-1400
CalLoc1: New Law 024
Auth: seangard@como.maths.usyd.edu.au

SUMS: Collins -- Knitting Mathematics

We are very lucky to have Dr Julia Collins (University of Edinburgh) as the next SUMS
speaker.  

Please note the change of usual day and venue: 1-2pm Wednesday 15 September, in New Law
024.  

Abstract: 

"Julia Collins is a mathematician and science communicator based at the University of
Edinburgh in the UK.  She is passionate about enthusing people about maths, and believes
that maths can be found in everything around us.  

Knitting and crochet, in particular, have far more maths in them than people realise,
and many mathematical ideas were discovered by knitters far earlier than by
mathematicians! 

This talk will run through many different connections between maths and knitting, and
will hopefully enthuse mathematicians and knitters alike to see their craft through new
eyes." 

Following the talk, Julia will have some of her projects available for perusal in the
Carslaw Common Room, along with catered refreshments.  

Should you wish to attend, please register so that we can have a good idea of numbers:
http://tinyurl.com/SUMSknit


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