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Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

For more information about this meeting, contact Svetlana Katok.

Title:Morley’s theorem
Seminar:PMASS Colloquium
Speaker:John Roe, The Pennsylvania State University
Abstract:
MORLEY’S THEOREM is a result in “classical” plane geometry - but its first proof was given in modern times! It states that for any triangle at all, the trisectors of successive angles meet at the vertices of an equilateral triangle. I’ll explain how the great French mathematician Alain Connes was motivated to give a new proof by a lunch-time conversation - and how Napoleon Bonaparte comes into the story as well.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB113
Date:01 / 20 / 2011
Time:02:30pm - 03:20pm