Mime-matics: Mime and Math at Denison
Date of Event: April 23, 2009
Posted: April 13, 2009 / Last Updated: April 20, 2009
Tim Chartier will present Mime-matics, a union of mime and math, at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 23, in Herrick Hall Auditorium (500 West Loop). The presentation is sponsored by Denison University’s Ronneberg Lecture Program and is free and open to the public.
In 2007, Chartier was awarded the Henry L. Alder Award from the Mathematical Association of America in recognition of his extraordinary success in teaching undergraduates and of his influence outside the classroom. The award demonstrates Chartier’s success in reconciling his two great passions: performance art and math.
Chartier began performing puppetry at age nine and studied pantomime in high school. In college, he was performing at national and international conferences while working on his degree in applied mathematics. Now an assistant professor of mathematics at Davidson College, Chartier’s performance skills have helped him deliver engaging lectures and memorable lessons. He’s also used his pantomime to deliver presentations to mathematicians and the public alike outside the classroom and presents mathematical concepts like geometry and infinity in his performance “Mime-matics.”
The Ronneberg Lectureship series was endowed in 1981 by Conrad E. Ronneberg, professor of chemistry at Denison. It brings leading scientists to speak on a variety of topics.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville — Tim Chartier will present Mime-matics, a union of mime and math, at 7:30 p.m. on Thurs., April 23, in Herrick Hall Auditorium (500 West Loop). The presentation is sponsored by the Ronneberg Lecture Program and is free and open to the public.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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