Popular math professors Colin Adams and Tom Garrity at Williams College will debate the next president of the “United States of Mathematics” on Saturday, Oct. 25, at 10 a.m. in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall on the Williams College campus.
This years Family Days Faculty lecture will feature an assuredly hilarious contention between the figure-eight knot, which represents new mathematics, and the changes we believe in, and the Euclidean algorithm, which represents the stability originating from the traditional roots of mathematics. Which candidate will come out on top and claim empirical glory in this bare-knuckled debate? Only the votes will tell.
Did anyone attend? Why don’t other departments at Williams put on these sorts of events?