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Meet the Mathematician

Join the Fleet on Sunday, April 17, to meet Elizabeth Denne, PhD, Associate Professor of Mathematics at Washington & Lee University.  Elizabeth played an integral role in the creation of Taping Shape, including many of the interactive components that visitors can use to explore topology.  This Sunday, visitors will explore minimal surfaces by building geometric shapes and dipping them in a bubble solution. The bubble will conform to the minimal surfaces between the parts of the geometric shape. Explore the life and death of bubbles and a world of minimal surfaces.



Elizabeth Denne grew up in Australia and graduated with a BSc (Hons) from the University of Sydney. She moved to the United States to complete a PhD in mathematics at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Having held positions at Harvard University and Smith College, she is now an Associate Professor at Washington & Lee University. Her research interests are centered on geometric knot theory, using topological invariants to answer questions about the geometry of knots. Recently, she has become interested in using 3D printing to make mathematical models for use in both research and the classroom.

Please, go check this posting of hers:  http://mathvis.academic.wlu.edu/2016/02/