BAMA presents, absolutely free

Frank Morgan
Williams College

Who will conduct

The Soap Bubble
Geometry Contest

At Santa Clara University
in Daly Science room 207

on Friday, March 1, 2002
at 8:00 pm

NOTICE: The room, the day of the week, and the time are all different than for our usual BAMA events.
The room is next door to the one we've been using at Santa Clara University, the day is a Friday (rather than our usual Wednesday), and the adventure begins at 8:00, a half hour later than usual.

A soap bubble guessing contest, with demonstrations, explanations, and prizes . There have been some recent mathematical breakthroughs on soap bubble geometry, some by students, and our report will include the latest breaking news.

Frank Morgan studies geometry and shapes, from soap bubbles to universes. His books include graduate texts, Calculus Lite, and The Math Chat Book, based on his life, call-in Math Chat TV show and Math Chat column, available at He has just finished a term as Second Vice-President of the Mathematical Association of America , and is currently Dennis Meenan '54 Third Century Professor of Mathematics at Williams College.

How to get to Santa Clara University:
101 From US Highway 101, take the De La Cruz Boulevard/Santa Clara exit and follow the signs to El Camino and the main campus entrance.
280 From I-280, take I-880 north toward Oakland to the Alameda exit. Turn left onto The Alameda (which becomes El Camino Real) to the main campus entrance.
880 From I-880, take the Alameda exit, travel north (The Alameda becomes El Camino Real) to the main campus entrance.
Click here for a campus map.

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Last revised on 22 February 2002