Come out to our last event on *Monday, April 4*! We'll have a prof talk by
Dr. Craig Kaplan, as well as a joint CSC/WICS EOT; the prof talk starts at *5PM
in MC Comfy*, and the EOT will be after. Food will be provided!
The talk will be on Surrounding a Polygon:
Dr. Craig Kaplan will explore the problem of surrounding a polygon with
copies of itself. This problem raises a number of fascinating mathematical
questions, and we can use software as an experimental tool to probe the
answers to those questions.
He'll also present known mathematical and computational results related to
surrounds of polygons, and discuss what they say about larger open
questions in tiling theory. Finally, he will also show how the task of
surrounding individual polygons can make for fun and challenging puzzles,
and say a bit about his experience creating an app based on those puzzles.
Also, the HCI (Human Computer Interaction) Lab is looking for people to
participate in future HCI studies and experiments; please see the attached
pdf for more information on how to sign up.
Thanks! Hope to see you all at the event :)