Colloquium at WFU to explore numbers and geometry

Wake Forest University’s department of mathematics will host a colloquium titled “Numbers and Geometry” with Wake Forest graduate Susan Marshall Oct. 9 at 4 p.m. in Kirby Hall, Room 001. The event is free and open to the public.

Marshall will explore how geometry can be used to answer questions about numbers, discuss the beauty and usefulness of mathematics and share recent developments in the field. Marshall is a VIGRE (Vertical Integration of Research and Education) postdoctoral fellow and instructor in the department of mathematics at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research focuses on algebraic geometry and number theory, a field that has received considerable attention in the last decade since Andrew Wiles of Princeton University stunned mathematicians worldwide with the completed proof of Fermat’s Last Theorem.

Marshall earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Wake Forest in 1993, a doctorate in mathematics from the University of Arizona in 2001 and is now in the third year of her post-doctoral position.

For more information, call 336-758-5354.

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