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Save the Date: Second Annual Kwangil Koh Lecture on Mathematics in Our Time

This year’s Koh Lecture will be Tuesday, April 16, at 4:30 p.m. in the SAS Hall Auditorium (Room 2203). The speaker will be Dr. Martin Golubitsky, Distinguished Professor of Natural and Mathematics Sciences at Ohio State University and director of the university’s Mathematical Biosciences Institute.

TITLE: Patterns Patterns Everywhere

ABSTRACT: Regular patterns appear all around us: from vast geological formations to ripples in a vibrating coffee cup, from gaits of horses to the lapping tongues of flames. The mathematical notion of symmetry is a key to understanding how and why these patterns form. This lecture will show some of these fascinating patterns and discuss how mathematical symmetry enters the picture.

This lecture is the second in an annual series honoring the late Kwangil Koh, a former faculty member in the department. The goal of the Kwangil Koh Lecture on Mathematics in Our Time is to communicate to the general public the importance of mathematics and its impact on science, technology and society.

The event is FREE and open to the public. More information will be made available in the coming weeks on the Department of Mathematics Website.

Please direct media inquiries to Steve Townsend at or 919-513-0300.