Cal Day

The Department of Mathematics
University of California, Berkeley
Saturday, April 13th, 2019


Information Session: The Mathematics Major
Ken Ribet, Professor
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM @ 60 Evans Hall
Learn about objectives, requirements and opportunities for the students who major in Mathematics. Staff advisers will be available to answer questions.



Ask the Mathematician
George Bergman, Professor
10:00 AM – 03:00 PM, at the east entrance to Evans Hall
A Cal Day favorite! Find out everything you always wanted to know about Mathematics (but couldn't find anyone to ask). Get your Science at Cal Passport stamped here!



Mathematics Information Tables
11:00 AM – 03:00 PM @ 1015 Evans Hall
Talk to advisers in the Department of Mathematics and get comprehensive information about the major and minor programs



Meet Current Math Students
10:00 AM – 03:00 PM @ 1015 Evans Hall
The Math Undergraduate Student Association (MUSA) is the heart of the undergraduate Math community (just ask it's members!). Hear the perspectives and experiences of students in the top Math department in the country.



Women in Mathematics at Berkeley (WIM)
10:00 AM – 02:00 PM @ Information Marketplace
Women in Mathematics aims to provide a community and resources for underrepresented individuals in the math department. We hold a variety of events related to academic and professional development, as well as diversity. Examples of past events include alumni panels, graduate student talks, info sessions, study halls, and movie nights.



Mathematics Peer Advisors
10:00 AM – 03:00 PM @ 1015 Evans Hall



Math Talks with Faculty
Members of our distinguished faculty will present talks of general interest to the informed public. All lectures are located in 60 Evans Hall. The talks are always popular with Cal Day attendees!


A Few Ways To Lose Money
Alberto Grunbaum, Professor
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
This talk discusses a number of games, some of them similar to ones you might encounter in a casino. In playing many of these games, you discover--usually too late--that the house always beats you in the long run, even if the rules of the game appear to be perfectly fair.


Tilings: Combinatorics and Statistics
Nicolai Reshetikhin, Professor
12:30 PM – 01:30 PM
The presentation will be focused on the Combinatorics and Statistics of random tilings of a plane by dominoes. This problem which is easy to visualize and to describe has very deep connections to many modern areas of mathematics and theoretical physics


Introduction To Fractals: What is the Mandelbrot Set?
Alexander Paulin, Lecturer
01:45 PM – 02:45 PM
Perhaps you've heard fractals, those crazy, self-repeating patterns that seem to get even crazier the closer you look at them. This talk will explain the most famous fractal of all: The Mandelbrot Set. You might think this would require lots of advanced mathematics; amazingly, all we'll need is addition, multiplication and a good deal of imagination!



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