Henry Segerman, to the best of my knowledge, is a reasonably recent addition to the academic staff at the University of Melbourne — having come in this year as a research fellow (or last year — as ever I’m a bit hazy on the details). He’s got an extremely interesting website on all sorts of math, art, and word related miscellany (I particularly recommend this paper).
And he’s also giving this week’s seminar, the details of which are below the fold…
The Mathematics of Juggling.
How do you write down a juggling pattern? Henry Segerman will talk about a system of notation that partially answers this question, and led to the discovery of many previously unknown patterns, as well as some interesting combinatorial problems. There will be many demonstrations. No prior juggling experience required!
Presenter: Henry Segerman
When: Friday 3rd of September, 1pm-2pm
Where: Hercus Theatre, Department of Physics
Free refreshments will be served after the seminar.