BAMA presents, absolutely free

Helen Moore
of Stanford University

Leading an adventure in

Space Shuttle Geometry


At San Jose State University
in the Engineering Auditorium
Room 189

on Wednesday, April 5, 2000
at 7:30 pm


Why do non-mathematicians need to know theoretical mathematics? The physicist Richard Feynman sat on a committee that investigated a NASA accident, and he knew why. If you know what a circle is, and you attend this talk, you'll know why. Bring a compass and a ruler (and a note pad), and you'll be able to participate in a hands-on demonstration.





     Helen Moore graduated from the North Carolina School of Science and Math, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received her PH.D. in mathematics from the State University of New York in 1995, where she was a winner of a university-wide teaching award. She taught at Bowdion College in Main for three years before coming to Stanford University. Helen currently holds a lecturer position in the Stanford Math Department, and a National Science Foundation grant for her research that involves the mathematics of soap films. She has given more than 40 invited talks in four countries. She loves to play Ultimate frisbee and acoustic guitar.






How to get to San Jose State University:

From 101 take the First street or Guadalope Expressway exit and go to Fourth Street. Take Fourth to San Salvador Street; turn left onto San Salvador and park in the Seventh Street garage ($2.00). The Engineering building is on San Fernando between Seventh and Eighth Streets.

From highway 280 take the 7-th street exit and turn left on Seventh Street. The garage is on the left after 5 or 6 blocks.
The Engineering building is on San Fernando between 7-th and 8-th
Streets.

To see a map of the campus Click here.


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Last revised on March 11, 2000