Odyssey: The Math, Science, Robotics, and Practice of Juggling

A computer can beat any Grand Master at chess, but an average juggler can whip the world's best juggling machines. What is it that makes juggling so hard for robots? What patterns are theoretically possible? What can juggling tell us about the human brain? In this hands-on course, you will learn about the math, science, and engineering of juggling, as well as have the opportunity to learn the craft of juggling yourself. Each of the three lectures will include a 30-minute presentation (and demonstration) of some of the key ideas that have shaped the scholarly enterprise of juggling---from robots to brains---followed by a one-hour, interactive lesson on juggling (with three high-quality suede juggling balls that will be yours to keep). Maximum enrollment of 20 so please register early.

Tuesday, Oct. 7–21, 6:30-8 p.m. Cost—$95

Full-time faculty/staff members receive 80% tuition remission. Spouse/same-sex domestic partners receive 50% remission. Please note that you will be unable to register online and receive the discount.

For more information or to register, contact 410-516-8516.