Public Lecture with Tadashi Tokieda


tokieda 2024

Surprises from rubbing the wrong way
A public lecture by Tadashi Tokieda
Wednesday, February 7, 2024
5:30 p.m. | Wolfensohn Hall 

Friction, stickiness, jamming, . . . we tend to pooh-pooh at these conditions as spoilers which dull life. This lecture, however, will perform many table-top demos and share a maximal diversity of counter-intuitive phenomena that pop out of these conditions, and to understand them via minimal, sometimes profound, models. Some of the demos are such that you can enjoy them with friends and family as easy magic tricks.

Tadashi Tokieda is a professor of mathematics at Stanford. He grew up in Japan as a painter, became a classical philologist (not to be confused with philosopher) in France, and has been an applied mathematician in England and America. He is active in outreach, especially via the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences and the youtube channel Numberphile.  

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Public Lecture with Tadashi Tokieda - February 7, 2024

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February 07, 2024 | 5:30pm


Wolfensohn Hall