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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.)

Using the daily schedule below, you can select your course period, featured speakers and meals that you will be attending by clicking on the "star".  Each Conference within a Conference (CWIC) session is listed. You can attend as many CWIC sessions as time allows. Just check the sessions you are interested in attending. Your individual schedule will be created.  You can print it or push it to a mobile device.

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Tuesday, June 25 • 3:45pm - 4:30pm
Cubic Equations and Priority Fights

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A break-out session from the history of mathematics. The controversy surrounding the historical solution of the cubic equation contains a soap-opera. The wild and wolly characters of Girolamo Cardano, Tartaglia and Ludovico Ferrari play large roles in the story of this discovery. A version of the story will be told and the cubic equation will be solved before your very eyes! A real Renaissance tragedy!

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Jeff Ibbotson

MA, Phillips Exeter Academy
Jeff has been teaching mathematics at private schools since 1995. Prior to that, he taught at a local four-year college. His fields of expertise involve functional analysis, geometry and logic. He has been working on a history of mathematics text for high school use for several years and has taught history of mathematics at Exeter for the past 5 years. He holds the Smith Teaching Chair in Mathematics at Exeter and has been involved with writing... Read More →

Tuesday June 25, 2013 3:45pm - 4:30pm
Grainger Hall Phelps Science Center

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