Mathematics can be tasty! Its a way of thinking, and not just about numbers. Through unexpectedly connected examples from music, juggling, and baking, I will show that math can be made fun and intriguing for all, through hands-on activities, examples that everyone can relate to, and funny stories. I'll present surprisingly high-level mathematics, including some advanced abstract algebra usually only seen by math majors and graduate students. There will be a distinct emphasis on edible examples.
Data science @ the new york times - what is data science? - where did it come from? - what does it mean at NYT? - what does it mean at Columbia? This is a public lecture targeted at a general audience. Undergraduates are particularly encouraged to come.