“Mathematics for Human Flourishing”
Dr. Francis Su
Benediktsson-Karwa Professor of Mathematics,
Harvey Mudd College
Tuesday, March 9, 2021
You probably think of math as a set of skills, like doing arithmetic or factoring a quadratic. But math is much more about building a set of virtues: like persistence, creativity, and a competence to solve problems you’ve never seen before. I’ll share how math can (and should) meet basic human desires that all of us share, and it builds virtues that serve you well no matter what you do in life and no matter what life throws at you. An incarcerated man—now my friend—has helped me see this more clearly than ever before.
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This event is sponsored by the Richard W. Sampson Lecture Fund to honor the professor emeritus for his 38 years of teaching at Bates.