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Baylor Undergraduate Lecture Series in Mathematics features October talks from NPR's 'Math Guy' Keith Devlin

July 17, 2012

Dr. Keith Devlin, National Public Radio's "Math Guy", will be the fifth speaker in the Baylor Undergraduate Lecture Series in Mathematics when he visits Baylor University from October 2-5, 2012.

His public lecture will be given on Wednesday October 3 at 4:00 pm in D109 of the Baylor Sciences Building; the title of his talk is "Leonardo Fibonacci and Steve Jobs". His second lecture, entitled "First Person Solvers: Rethinking Mathematics Education in the Video Game Era", will be given at 4:00 pm on October 4 in SR 344.

Keith Devlin
Keith Devlin

Devlin earned his bachelor's degree in mathematics from King's College London and his Ph.D. degree in mathematics from the University of Bristol. He is a consulting Professor of Mathematics at Stanford University, co-founder and Executive Director of Stanford's Human-Sciences and Technologies Advanced Research Institute, co-founder of Stanford's Media X university-industry research partnership program, and a Senior Researcher in Stanford's Center for the Study of Language and Information.

He is the author of 31 books and more than 80 research articles. He is recipient of the Pythagoras Prize, the Peano Prize, the Carl Sagan Award, and the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics Communications Award. In 2003, he was recognized by the California State Assembly for his "innovative work and longtime service in the field of mathematics and its relation to logic and linguistics." His latest research work has focused on the development of new tools and protocols to assist intelligence analysis and the development and use of videogames in mathematics education. Devlin is actively engaged in promoting the public understanding of mathematics and its role in modern society, topics on which he lectures extensively around the world.

Abstracts for his lectures, as well as additional biographical information on Dr. Devlin, can be found at Baylor Undergraduate Lecture Series in Mathematics.