BAMA presents, absolutely free

Jean Pedersen
of Santa Clara University
Helping us find the

Platonic Divisions of Space


At San Jose State University
in the Engineering Auditorium
Room 189

on Wednesday, February 6, 2002
at 7:30 pm


We raise the question of the nature and number of regions of space created by extending the face-planes of each of the Platonic solids (regular convex poyhedra). The arguments will be clarified by the use of appropriate braided models.



     Jean Pedersen's main mathematical interests are polyhedral geometry, number theory and combinatorics. Among her 7 books the ones that may be of most interest to BAMA audiences are Geometric Playthings (with Kent Pedersen),
Mathematical Reflections - In a Room with Many Mirrors (with Peter Hilton and Derek Holton), and
Mathematical Vistas - From a Room with Many Windows (with Peter Hilton and Derek Holton).

Professor Pedersen is a past governor of the Northern California section of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) and, in 1997, she received the Section's award for Distinguished Teaching. She was an Erskine Visiting Fellow in May-June of 2001 at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand and has been offered another Erskine Fellowship there for July-August 2002.






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 and look for building 31 on the Main Campus Map.



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