UNC Asheville Hosts Talk by Noted Mathematician on Computer Graphics, Fourth Dimension; Thomas Banchoff to Deliver Eighth Annual Parsons Lecture
Wed, 03/18/2009 - 12:00am
Noted mathematician Thomas Banchoff will delve into the fourth dimension for UNC Asheville's eighth annual Parsons Lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 26, in UNC Asheville's Lipinsky Auditorium. Banchoff's talk on "From Flatland to Hypergraphics Geometry and Art in the 4th Dimension" will describe the new developments in computer graphics that will open the door to see higher dimensions. A mathematics professor at Brown University, Banchoff's research focuses on four-dimensional geometry and the development of computer graphics. He was the advisor to the recent movie, "Flatland," an animated film inspired by Edwin A. Abbott's classic novel set in a world of only two dimensions inhabited by geometrical shapes. The event is free and open to the public.
Each year, UNC Asheville's Parsons Lecture showcases a well-known mathematics who are skilled at explaining their field of study to general audiences. The lecture is made possible by an endowment from an alumnus in honor of UNC Asheville Professor Emeritus Joe Parsons, who served in the Mathematics Department from 1952 to 1980.
For more information, call UNC Asheville's Mathematics Department at 828.251.6556 or click on www.unca.edu/math.