Today is exceptionally mathy, it couldn’t be avoided.  Science By Number ran today’s first solo flight in efforts to coordinate the sudden influx of interviews filing in. So, I, Jes, threw a hail Mary and went solo, just for this round,  into the nitty gritty of lower dimensional analysis with a really awesome mathematician from University of Illinois’ Peter Shalen.

Yes, they celebrate birthdays with math conventions.

Yes, they celebrate birthdays with math conventions.

Starting off with Lower Dimensional…this wiki will help!  There is  a lot of new words, but, once you get past the vocabulary, you will find it describes more relatable terms.

Peter Shalen has a wiki plug in here!

Peter Shalen was a moving player in getting geometry and topology bridged together and what we are starting to see more and more of, which excites the living daylights out of me, is bridges between sub-disciplines being built, of which Shalen refers to has “returning to our roots”  Of course, he does a better job explaining this than I d0, so “Hail Mary” and welcome to topology by one of its leading members, Peter Shalen.