Agenda

General Interest Math Science
Friday, March 8, 2013
8:00am

The Pythagorean Theorem: What I Really Meant.
with Pythagoras of Samos

The Pythagorean Theorem: What I Really Meant.
Presented by Pythagoras of Samos
Located in Mezes 2.302

In mathematics, the Pythagorean theorem — or Pythagoras’ theorem — is a relation in Euclidean geometry among the three sides of a right triangle (right-angled triangle). In terms of areas, it states: In any right-angled 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

Questions and Answers: Ask Me Anything
with Sir Francis Bacon, Albert Einstein, Pythagoras of Samos, Stephen Hawking, Marie Curie, Ray Kurzweil, and Dame Jane Morris Goodall

Questions and Answers: Ask Me Anything
Presented by Sir Francis Bacon, Albert Einstein, Pythagoras of Samos, Stephen Hawking, Marie Curie, Ray Kurzweil, and Dame Jane Morris Goodall
Located in Commons Atrium

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!

Keynote
with Sir Francis Bacon, and Marie Curie

Keynote
Presented by Sir Francis Bacon, and Marie Curie
Located in Big Tex Auditorium

Back in the Day: Notes on Science Before the Scientific Revolution
with Sir Francis Bacon, and Pythagoras of Samos

Back in the Day: Notes on Science Before the Scientific Revolution
Presented by Sir Francis Bacon, and Pythagoras of Samos
Located in Commons Atrium

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

The Origin of The Universe
with Stephen Hawking

The Origin of The Universe
Presented by Stephen Hawking
Located in Balcones Room

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

Mathematical Literacy Panel
with Sir Francis Bacon, Pythagoras of Samos, and Marie Curie

Mathematical Literacy Panel
Presented by Sir Francis Bacon, Pythagoras of Samos, and Marie Curie
Located in Commons Atrium

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 record-breaking 7200! The program provides plentiful opportunities to engage with your fellow mathematicians and learn about innovative research in your interest areas, including numerous invited...

Tribute to Ada
with Ray Kurzweil, Marie Curie, and Dame Jane Morris Goodall

Tribute to Ada
Presented by Ray Kurzweil, Marie Curie, and Dame Jane Morris Goodall
Located in Mezes 2.302

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 general-purpose 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...

Sowing the Seeds of Hope
with Dame Jane Morris Goodall

Sowing the Seeds of Hope
Presented by Dame Jane Morris Goodall
Located in FAC 212

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...