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2016 Distinguished Speaker - Allen Knutson, PhD

May 2, 2016

Professor Allen Knutson is a mathematician and professor of mathematics at Cornell University. He received his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1996. Knutson is known for his studies of the mathematics of juggling, and for five years beginning in 1990 he and fellow Caltech student David Morton held a world record for passing 12 balls. His current areas of research is in algebraic geometry and algebraic combinatorics.

On Tuesday, May 17, 2016, he will present a lecture on the Mathematics of Juggling. In this talk, he will discuss about the system for denoting juggling patterns. He will explain what this system is good for and how this particular one is the simplest or most natural system.

Math Department - Distinguished Speaker Allen Knutson, PhD