Oneonta Faculty Convivium to feature April 17 talk on “Finding Infinity”


You are cordially invited to luncheon with the Oneonta Faculty Convivium on Wednesday, April 17, from noon to 1 p.m., in Le Café, Morris. Dr. Keith Jones, associate professor of Mathematics, Computer Science & Statistics, will present a talk titled, “Finding Infinity.”

Abstract: When Toy Story’s Buzz Lightyear said, “To infinity, and beyond!” he voiced an important truth: Infinity is not just a concept describing boundlessness or being larger than any number. To him, infinity is a place.  In this talk, we’ll describe how mathematicians interpret infinity geometrically, and how mathematicians may distinguish points “at infinity” in strange and interesting spaces. (We will have to leave the “…and beyond” part to the imagination.)

Seating is limited. To reserve a seat please call X2517 prior to April 15.   Vegetarian meals are available.