LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A professor known to a national broadcast audience as “the math guy” will bring his popular approach to science to a University of Louisville audience March 28.
Keith Devlin, the Stanford University mathematics professor who is a regular guest on National Public Radio’s “Weekend Edition,” will speak at 7 p.m. in Room 101, Strickler Hall, on the U of L Belknap Campus.
The free, public Bullitt Lecture is offered by the U of L mathematics department.
Devlin will discuss “New Geometries of Animals, Flowers, Art and the Human Body.” He is expected to talk about how the study of shape is not lifeless but instead a way of looking at things as diverse as an animal’s coat design, a flower’s petal, the human anatomy and the perceptual pattern an artist uses to convey meaning.
Devlin will illustrate his talk with some clips from the 1998 Public Broadcasting Service television series “Life by the Numbers,” for which he was a principal adviser.