General Interest  Math  Science  

Friday, March 8, 2013  
8:00am 
In mathematics, the Pythagorean theorem — or Pythagoras’ theorem — is a relation in Euclidean geometry among the three sides of a right triangle (rightangled triangle). In terms of areas, it states: In any rightangled triangle, the area of the square whose side is the hypotenuse (the side opposite the right angle) is equal to the sum of the areas of the squares whose sides are... 

10:00am 
Recognizing the novelty of being together across history, the seven featured speakers of the conference have consented to appear together and hear questions unlimited in scope. We can’t promise that all of your questions can be answered, but at least they can finally be asked! 

The science of the middle ages was significant in establishing a base for modern science. The Marxist historian and scientist J. D. Bernal[9][10][11] asserted that “the renaissance enabled a scientific revolution which let scholars look at the world in a different light. Religion, superstition, and fear were replaced by reason and knowledge”.[12] James Hannam says that, while most historians do think something... 
1:00pm 
Why are we here? Where did we come from? The answer generally given was that humans were of comparatively recent origin, because it must have been obvious, even at early times, that the human race was improving in knowledge and technology. So it can’t have been around that long, or it would have progressed even... 

3:00pm 
Held early each January in partnership with the American Mathematical Society, the Joint Mathematics Meetings is the largest annual mathematics meeting in the world — attendance in 2012 was a recordbreaking 7200! The program provides plentiful opportunities to engage with your fellow mathematicians and learn about innovative research in your interest areas, including numerous invited... Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace (10 December 1815 – 27 November 1852), born Augusta Ada Byron and now commonly known asAda Lovelace, was an English mathematician and writer chiefly known for her work on Charles Babbage‘s early mechanical generalpurpose computer, the Analytical Engine. Her notes on the engine include what is recognized as the first algorithm intended to be processed by a machine. Because of this, she... 
In her speech, Sowing the Seeds of Hope, Dr. Goodall, will bring her audience into the world of the Gombe chimpanzees?from her early observations and experiences to the latest news and stories from the field. Dr. Goodall will also share information about the work of the Jane Goodall Institute, which continues her pioneering research and celebrates... 