Each Spring we invite a distinguished mathematician to lecture to a general audience. The Marden Lecture honors Morris Marden (1905 – 1991), who founded our graduate program and made our department a research department. The Marden lecture is funded through the Miriam and Morris Marden Fund and is co-sponsored by the Department of Mathematical Sciences.

## Marden Lecture 2016

**Dr. Eugenia Cheng
**University of Sheffield/School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Title:

*How to Bake Pi: An edible exploration of the mathematics of mathematics*

Thursday, April 7, 2016 @ 4:00pm

Lubar Hall, Room N140

**The lecture is free and open to the public**

Here are the past Marden Lecturers (there was no lecture in 1991):

- 1989:
**Saunders MacLane**, University of Chicago

Mysteries & Marvels of Mathematics - 1990:
**Walter Rudin**, University of Wisconsin-Madison

*Set Theory: An Offspring of Analysis* - 1992:
**Simon Hellerstein**, University of Wisconsin-Madison

*Where Have All the Zeros Gone?* - 1993:
**Guido Weiss**, Washington University

*Why Fourier Series are Important and Natural* - 1994:
**William Dunham**, Muhlenberg College

*A Tribute to Euler* - 1995:
**Richard Askey**, University of Wisconsin-Madison

*How to Count Objects: The Binomial Theorem and Extensions* - 1996:
**James A. Yorke**, University of Maryland; Director of the Institute for Physical Science & Technology

*Chaos in Dynamical Processes* - 1997:
**H. Edelsbrunner**, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Department of Computer Science)

*Circles and Triangles Modeling Shape and Deformation* - 1998:
**De Witt Sumners**, Florida State University

*The Topology of DNA* - 1999:
**Alexander Lipton-Lifschitz**, Bankers Trust and University of Illinois-Chicago

*Applications of Mathematics on Wall Street and Beyond* - 2000:
**Fern Hunt**, National Institute of Standards and Technology

*PAINT: From modeling and simulation to computer graphics* - 2001:
**Mel Slugbate**, Slugbate and Mossbutter Real Estate Agency

and

Colin Adams, Williams College

*Real Estate in Hyperbolic Space: Investment Opportunities for the New Millennium* - 2002:
**Emmanuele DiBenedetto**, Centennial Professor of Mathematics

Vanderbilt University

*Some Mathematical Models on Visual Transduction* - 2003:
**Harold M. Edwards**, Professor of Mathematics, New York University

*Factorization and Cryptography: How Simple Arithmetic Led to Amazingly Secure Codes* - 2004:
**Professor R. Daniel Mauldin**, Regents Professor,

Department of Mathematics, University of North Texas

*Some Musings about Mathematics* - 2005:
**Dr. Tony DeRose**, Senior Scientist and Head of Research

Pixar Animation Studios

*Math in the Movies* - 2006:
**Dr. Jeff Weeks**, Freelance Mathematician, Ph.D. Princeton

*The Shape of Space* - 2007:
**Professor David E. Keyes**, Columbia University, Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, and Acting Director of the Institute for Scientific Computing Research (ISCR) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

*Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing* - 2008:
**Professor John H. Hubbard**, Department of Mathematics, Cornell University and Universite de Provence

*The Dynamics of the Forced Damped Pendulum* - 2009:
**Professor Denis Hirschfeldt**, University of Chicago

*Waking Up from Leibniz’ Dream: Alan Turing and the unmechanizability of Truth* - 2010:
**Roger Howe**,Yale University

*Symmetry: More than Pretty Pictures* - 2011:
**Fernando Q. Gouvea**, Colby College

*Games Numbers Play* - 2012:
**Thomas Hales**, University of Pittsburgh

*Math Blunders and How to Do Without Them* - 2013:
**Carlos Castillo-Chavez**, Arizona State University

*Infectious Disease, Epidemics, Public Health, and Mathematical Models* - 2014:
**Jordan Ellenberg**, UW-Madison

*How to Get Rich Playing the Lottery* - 2015:
**Steve Schreve**, Carnegie Mellon University

*Lessons Learned from the Financial Crisis*