The University of Arizona

Everything Is Mathematics Lectures

Duncan_Buell_preferredEIM 2019 Season
The annual Duncan Buell Everything is Mathematics Lecture Series gives the Tucson community a window into the mathematical research our UA faculty do here in Tucson.

The lecture series is made possible in part by a generous endowment by UA mathematics alumnus Duncan Buell, now professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of South Carolina.

Buell, a public intellectual himself, believes in the value of raising public awareness about the relevance, beauty, and applicability of mathematics, in its many forms.

Buell's commitment to benefitting the larger good is widespread. For example, his work on electronic voting served to keep wait times below goal in the 2016 national election in Maricopa County, AZ.  


Fall 2019 Lectures

Oct/Nov        Hotel Congress, Copper Hall  •    311 Congress  St, Tucson, Arizona

EIM 2019Calvin Zhang-Molina

Is “in sync” always nature's choice? The math of crustacean swimming

October 7, 6:30pm •  Calvin Zhang-Molina

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• See Calvin's research in the news (link) 


EIM 2019Sergey Cherkis

Nature’s quantum escape: gravity, geometry, and instantons

November 21, 6:30pm • Sergey Cherkis

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• See Sergey's research in the news (link)


Fall 2018 Lectures

Shankar VenkataramaniShankar Venkataramani

Flowers, sea slugs and robots: a journey through nature's geometry

October 9, 6:30pm • Shankar Venkataramani
   Maynards Drawing Room400 N. Toole Ave

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Shankar, a 2018 Simons Foundation Fellow, has shared his research with general audiences several times, most recently at the Tucson Botanical Gardens.

Hang XueHang Xue

Mathematics in your credit card: a pillar of data security

November 13, 6:30pm • Hang Xue
   Home of Bob & Anne Segal, North Tucson Area

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Fall 2017 Kick-off Lectures

Oct/Nov        Maynards Drawing Room   •    400 N. Toole Ave., Tucson, Arizona

Matti MorzfeldMatti Morzfeld

Probably Not: Using Mathematics, Statistics and Computers to Predict the Future

October 18, 6:30pm • Matti Morzfeld

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• See Matti's research in the news (link)


Janek WehrJanek Wehr

Mathematics of Cooperation: Sending Swarming Microbots in a Search & Rescue Mission

November 15, 6:30pm • Janek Wehr

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• See Janek's research in local (link) and national news (link)