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How Math Explains the World:

Why the Garage Can Never Get Your Car Repaired on Time

James Stein, Ph.D.

CSULB Department of Mathematics and Statistics Wednesday, February 18th: 7:30­9:00 AM The Pointe, Walter Pyramid Dr. James Stein is a professor of mathematics at California State University, Long Beach, and one of California's most popular math teachers. A veteran of both "math for poets" and Princeton's Institute for Advanced Studies , Dr. Stein holds advanced degrees in mathematics from Yale University and the University of California, Berkeley. His recently published book, How Math Explains the World, was selected by the Scientific American Book Club as a featured alternate selection. Dr. Stein also maintains a very high ratio of enjoyment to ability in several activities, including piano and tennis.

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How Math Explains the World:

Why the Garage Can Never Get Your Car Repaired on Time

Drawing on his recently published book, How Math Explains the World, math professor James Stein reveals how seemingly arcane mathematical investigations and discoveries have led to bigger, more earth-shaking insights into the nature of our world. These discoveries--and their impact on society--are traced throughout the presentation. Quantum mechanics, space-time, chaos theory and the workings of complex systems, and the impossibility of a "perfect" democracy are all here. But perhaps most importantly, Stein answers one of the modern world's toughest questions: why the garage can never get your car repaired on time. Friendly, entertaining and fun, Dr. Stein will help you appreciate how math makes both science and the world tick. Wednesday, February 18, 2009 7:30­9:00 AM Registration: 7:15 AM C A L I F O R N I A S T A T E

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