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A Talk With Bonnie Becker

Dr. Bonnie Becker will be at the Swiss Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 6:30pm to discuss “Are Native Oysters Making a Comeback?”. Presented by the Pacific Science Center, this is part of the Tacoma Science Cafe’s Science Pub Night. Hope to see you there!

 

Epic Math Battles!

Quinn-Jenny UWT Professor

Dr. Jennifer Quinn will be at T.S. McHugh’s Irish Pub on Tuesday, Octo­ber 6, 2015 at 7:00pm to host a discussion on Epic Math Battles!

Positive sums count. Alternating sums match. So which is “easier” to consider mathematically? This talk is one part performance art and two parts combinatorics. A tongue-in-cheek combination competition interprets summation identities through concrete counting contexts. By paying attention to what is being counted and what is being matched, audience members will decide which technique is mathematically superior.