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Welcome to the 29th Anja S. Greer Conference on Mathematics, Science and Technology being held June 23 - June 28, 2013 at Phillips Exeter Academy.  If this is your first time to the campus, get to know the campus by visiting our interactive map. You can find your dorm by using the buiding filters.  (Your conference welcome letter let you know what dorm you have been assigned.)

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Wednesday, June 26 • 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Bugs, Bagels, Surfaces and Topology

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The world is flat! Or maybe it's spherical -- or is it a torus? We will learn to determine the shape of our world using only string, paper, and common breakfast foods. This talk will be a gentle introduction to the subject of topology. I will show a video where a dancer dances on a flat two-holed torus. You will also learn an entertaining topological party trick, namely cutting a bagel into two linked rings.

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Diana Davis

There is only one person at the math conference this year who has been on "both sides of the Harkness table" for the Exeter math curriculum -- this lady! Diana graduated from PEA in 2003 and has worked at the math conference since 2004. She has taught math at Exeter as a teaching intern, and in the summer school. She loves to explain things, especially by drawing pictures. As a leader this year, she is teaching a course on the Exeter math... Read More →

Wednesday June 26, 2013 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Grainger Hall Phelps Science Center

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