Why is math cool? by Ben Morin

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Why is math cool?

- Ben Morin

Presenter: Ben Morin

Biography: I'm a PhD candidate in the Applied Math for the Life and Social Sciences program at ASU, a father and a rabid fan of mathematical modeling. I spend my research time on the boundary of the ivory tower of mathematics and epidemiology, culture formation and ecological behavior models. I spend my free time watching Dora and drinking coffee.

Description: Most people hate math. I think this is because it is taught as drills and memorization. My talk will detail how math, tempered with imagination, is the pure science, and really neat. I want to tell people everywhere that math isn't a homework problem but a way of conceptualizing the world, breaking it apart, and finding out why it comes together.

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Bio:

I'm a PhD candidate in the Applied Math for the Life and Social Sciences program at ASU, a father and a rabid fan of mathematical modeling. I spend my research time on the boundary of the ivory tower of mathematics and epidemiology, culture formation and ecological behavior models. I spend my free time watching Dora and drinking coffee.



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