University of Findlay will celebrate Math Day on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 with a visit from nationally renowned mathematician Dr. Arthur Benjamin, also popularly known as the “Mathemagician,” who has given a number of popular TED talks.
Findlay’s Math Day is held annually to celebrate math by explaining some of its complexities and introducing new concepts in a compelling way. Benjamin’s presentations will be in Winebrenner Auditorium at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Benjamin’s goal is to teach math in interesting ways. He’s the type of speaker that can make numbers dance. “There are three reasons we learn math: calculation, application, and inspiration,” Benjamin said. “Yes, inspiration!”
In his day job, he’s a professor of math at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, CA. When he’s not teaching, he’s talking in front of a different audience, usually in a tuxedo performing high-speed mental calculations, memorizations, and a variety of math stunts.
For a preview of Benjamin’s approach to math, which varies between high-level math and engaging math talks for the general public, visit the Arthur Benjamin Mathemagician website.