Prison Math Project



PI DAY 2022

9.00am-7.30pm Pacific (PDT)

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Our speakers and schedule:

Peter Mark

Cultore Dei Materie


Christopher Havens

Stopping Time With Pi 09:30am - 9:40am

Ian Stewart

Encounters With Sierpinski's Gasket
10:10am - 11:10am

Amy Shell-Gellasch

Mathematical Devices at the Smithsonian: An Insider's View
11:15am - 12:15pm

Amit Sahai

An Introduction to Zero-Knowledge Proofs: Doing the Impossible With Mathematics
12:20pm - 12:50pm

Gary Gordon

Math Contest Problems: The Good, the Bad, and the Unsolvable
1:00pm - 1:50pm

Timothy Pennings

Do Dogs Know Calculus? (Bifurcations at the Beach)
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Glen Van Brummelen

Double Vision
3:15pm - 4:15pm

Liz McMahon

The Mathematics Behind the Card Game SET
4:20pm - 5:05pm

Claire Finlayson

Teaching the Math-Hesitant: A Case Study
5:15pm - 5:45pm

Tom Edgar

Numerical Systems for Recreational Mathematics
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Tom Bates

Sequences on Parade
11:35 am- 12:30pm
12:30pm - 12:40pm Q&A

Carsten Elsner (FHDW Hannover - Germany)

On Errorsums
1:05pm - 1:35pm
1:35pm - 1:40pm Q&A

Enrico Bibbona (Politecnico Di Torino - Italy)

Is Statistics Boring?
9:30am - 10:00am
10:00am - 10:10am Q&A

Jeffrey Shallit (University of Waterloo - Ontario Canada)

The Ubiquitous Thue-Morse Sequence
10:20am - 11:05am
11:05am - 11:15am Q&A


Walker Blackwell

Prison Mathematics Project

1:50pm - 2:00pm

Amit Sahai

Prison Mathematics Project

3:10pm - 3:20pm

Francis Su (Harvey Mudd College - United States)

The Game of Cycles
2:00pm - 3:00pm
3:00pm - 3:10pm Q&A

Michael Barnsley (Australia)

Pi and the Golden Bee
3:25pm - 3:55pm
3:55pm - 4:05pm Q&A

Amy Shell-Gellasch (Eastern Michigan University - United States) with Otis (left) and Murphy (Right)

The Very "Unique" Mayan Number System 4:20pm - 5:20pm
5:20pm - 5:30pm Q&A

Tim Pennings (Davenport University - United States) and Elvis

Battle of the Titans: Mathematics versus Truth
5:45pm - 6:45pm
6:45pm - 6:50pm Q&A

Tom Edgar


Quincy Dawson


Glen Whitney


Alex Barrios


Torina Lewis


Gary Gordon


Robin Wilson


Alissa Crans



Christopher Havens

Prison Mathematics Project

Ruth Utnage

Prison Mathematics Project