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Lunch with an IPFW Scientist

When: April 13, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM - Add to Calendar
Where: Science Central, 1950 North Clinton Street Fort Wayne
Link: http://www.sciencecentral.org/lunchwithascientist.htm

  • “Patterns in Numbers – Nature’s Mathematics”
  • Peter Dragnev, professor of mathematics
  • Did you know that Nature is the best mathematician? Here is a famous sequence (fill in the blanks yourselves) {1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, _, _, _, _, _,…}. For example, the counter clockwise and clockwise spirals in a sunflower head are consecutive numbers in this sequence? So is the number of branches in a tree. Many more examples and hand-on activities will be part of our trip to Nature’s Mathland.

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