### Mathematics Colloquium

# John McCleary

### (Vassar College)

## "Is there style in mathematics?"

** Date: ** |
Mon, October 12, 2015 |

** Time: ** |
17:15 |

** Place: ** |
Research II Lecture Hall |

**Abstract:** Once you define style, you can ask whether there is style in mathematics. In order to explore this notion, I turn to French literature for inspiration and the work of Raymond Queneau, Exercises in Style. I will discuss my pastiche of this work intended for mathematics and the surprises, insights, and delights found there. A talk for every level of anyone interested in mathematics.

*The colloquium is preceded by tea from 16:45 in the Resnikoff Mathematics Common Room, Research I, 127.*