Flatland Worldwide Event


On November 13, Tom Banchoff (Brown Professor of Mathematics) will discuss his research on the fourth dimension, including his biography of Edwin A. Abbott, The Man Who Wrote ‘Flatland.’

Flatland is the story of “a square.” It is a memoir of an inhabitant of a two-dimensional world. In the book, this square visited such places as “Pointland” and “Spaceland” as it tried to figure out the structure of the universe. The event is recommended for anyway who has ever seen a square or knows someone who has seen a square.

Professor Banchoff’s research includes the geometry and topology of smooth and polyhedral surfaces as well as development and dissemination of internet-based courseware for communication and visualization in undergraduate mathematics.

The event is free and open to the public.


Date: November 13
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Digital Scholarship Lab

Contact: Mark Baumer |  401-863-3642