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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 • 11:30am - 12:15pm
With a Pinch of Salt

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Pour salt uniformly onto a cardboard shape and watch as the salt piles up like snow on a roof. Geometrically interesting patterns emerge as ridges form. We will experiment with a variety of shapes; convex and non-convex polygons, polygons with holes, circles, ellipses. Interesting questions about polygons and conic sections arise.

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Philip Mallinson

Retired
Philip started his math teaching career in 1970 at a tiny private school, now defunct, in Vermont. From there he went to the University of Washington in Seattle to earn a license to teach mathematics. He was an instructor briefly at the University of Washington and then taught at a private school in Seattle until 1994. At this point Tom Seidenberg lured him to Exeter where he has been ever since. He has been active with the geometry team of the... Read More →


Wednesday June 26, 2013 11:30am - 12:15pm
Phelps 215

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