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MAA Distinguished Lecture Series presents Federico Ardila-Mantilla - Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2023 7PM

by Bernd Sing -

Hidden Patterns: The Shape of Multiplication

You probably had to memorize the multiplication table at some point in your life, but you may not have noticed that there are some beautiful shapes hiding within.  We will discuss these hidden polyhedra and some other unexpected places where they appear.

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Federico Ardila-Mantilla

About the Speaker

Federico Ardila-Mantilla is a Colombian-American mathematician and musician who works in combinatorics and geometry. He was an ICM 2022 speaker and has received the NSF CAREER Award for research, the MAA National Haimo Award for teaching, and the AMS "Mathematics Programs that Make a Difference" Award for service. He serves as Professor at San Francisco State University and co-Director of the MSRI-UP REU program for students from minoritized groups, and has mentored over 50 thesis students. Federico is always searching for ways to grow and foster an increasingly diverse, equitable, welcoming, and joyful community of mathematicians that empowers and serves the needs of all.