Making Math with Yarn and Wire (STEM Speaker Series)

Date: 03/04/2024

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Special Collections Seminar Room


As Moira Chas, professor of mathematics at SBU, awaited the birth of her daughter, she occupied her mind with crocheting. After exhausting the options of shirts and dresses, she turned to creating mathematical objects in yarn. In this talk, she will use her creations to discuss and demonstrate a number of questions that have occupied the minds of mathematicians since the mid-1880s. She’ll explain how making the objects led to a deeper understanding of the ideas behind them and how she eventually switched from crocheting to looping wire in her pursuit of that understanding.

The SBU Libraries STEM Speaker Series is coordinated by Associate Librarian Clara Tran, Head of Science and Engineering.

If you have a disability and are requesting accommodations in order to fully participate in this event, please email or call 631-632-7100.




Bookings are closed for this event.

Clara Tran

Clara Tran

Head, Science and Engineering at Stony Brook University Libraries
Clara is the member of the Library STEM Team.
Clara Tran
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