A Conversation with Bestselling Author Jordan Ellenberg

A Conversation with Bestselling Author Jordan Ellenberg

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 7:30 pm EST to 8:30 pm EST


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Join this discussion with New York Times bestselling author, Jordan Ellenberg. His book Shape: The Hidden Geometry of Information, Biology, Strategy, Democracy, and Everything Else reveals the geometry underneath some of the most important scientific, political, and philosophical problems we face. Geometry asks: where are things? Which things are near each other? How can you get from one thing to another thing? Those are important questions. The word “geometry,” from the Greek, has the rather grand meaning of “measuring the world.” If anything, that’s an undersell. Geometry doesn’t just measure the world, it explains it. Shape shows us how.

Jordan Ellenberg is the John D. MacArthur Professor of Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is the New York Times bestselling author of How Not to Be Wrong. His writing has appeared in Slate, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Wired, and the Believer.

This conversation will be co-moderated by Adam Davis, director of the Lisska Center, and May Mei, Beverly Fleischmann endowed professor and chair of the Department of Mathematics.

All alums, families, students, faculty, and staff of Denison are invited to participate.

This event is part of the Lisska Center for Intellectual Engagement’s Minds Wide Open series which promotes civil discourse and intellectual engagement.