Odyssey Lunch and Lecture

Oct 13, 2018
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Description

The number 1.61803398875, known as "The Golden Ratio" has fascinated and obsessed mathematicians, scientists, philosophers, and artists since antiquity. Some even consider it to be divine. Mario Livio, an internationally renowned astrophysicist and best-selling author, will discuss the incredible history of this number and its appearances (true and false) in natural phenomena, in the arts, and human-created artifacts. The talk will encompass topics from botany to physics and from the visual arts to music. Livio is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and has published more than 400 scientific papers and six popular science books, including The Golden Ratio (an international best-seller), Is God a Mathematician?, Brilliant Blunders, and, most recently, Why? What Makes us Curious?

Who can attend?

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students