Major UM Math Conference Offers Public Lecture

June 25, 2014

MISSOULA – The University of Montana Department of Mathematics will host a free public lecture Thursday, June 26, as part of the 2014 Pacific Northwest Mathematical Association of America annual conference.

The lecture, “Chaos Games and Fractal Images,” will be held at 8 p.m. in Interdisciplinary Science Building Room110. Math Professor Robert Devaney of Boston University will present, and a small reception will follow the event.

Organized by Kelly McKinnie, UM associate professor of mathematics, the conference will bring in prominent mathematicians from the Pacific Northwest and around the country.

“We are excited to host so many world class mathematicians at our conference,” said Eric Chesebro, UM associate professor of mathematics. “We are lucky to have a chance to speak with them and hear their creative ideas and insight into problems of interest to mathematicians in the Northwest.”

The full conference runs June 26-28. Other prominent mathematicians attending include Ravi Vakil of Stanford University and Skip Garibaldi of Emory University and the Insitute of Pure and Applied Mathematics at the University of California, Los Angeles. For a full schedule of events, visit http://cas.umt.edu/math/pnwmaa/program.php.

For more information about the conference, email McKinnie at kelly.mckinnie@mso.umt.eduf. For more about the MAA Pacific Northwest Section, visit http://sections.maa.org/pnw/.

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Contact: Kelly McKinne, UM math assistant professor, 406-243-5694, kelly.mckinnie@mso.umt.edu.