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From the Archives: Mathematics can be Tasty

Presented by: Dr. Eugenia Cheng

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Dr. Eugenia Cheng

Mathematics can be tasty! Mathematics is a way of thinking and it's not just about numbers. Join us for this exciting keynote address in which Dr. Cheng will use unexpectedly connected examples from music, juggling and baking to show that math can be fun and intriguing for all, through hands-on activities, examples that everyone can relate to, and funny stories. Dr. Cheng will present surprisingly high-level mathematics, including some advanced abstract algebra usually only seen by math majors and graduate students. There will be a distinct emphasis on edible examples. This talk was originally recorded as part of STEMCON 2017.

About Eugenia Cheng

Dr. Eugenia Cheng is a mathematician, educator, author, public speaker, columnist, concert pianist and artist. She is Scientist In Residence at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She won tenure in Pure Mathematics at the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom and is now Honorary Visiting Fellow at City, University of London. She has previously taught at the Universities of Cambridge, Chicago and Nice and holds a PhD in pure mathematics from the University of Cambridge. Alongside her research in Category Theory and undergraduate teaching her aim is to rid the world of "math phobia." To learn more about Dr. Cheng, visit