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Friday, March 6, 2015

4:00 pm in 241 Altgeld Hall,Friday, March 6, 2015

From Windsor to Wachowski: The Topology of Fashion

Justin Burner (UIUC Math)

Abstract: In 1998, Thomas Fink and Yong Mao classified the 85 ways to tie a necktie. In this talk, we will enter The Matrix (you know, like "I know kung-fu") to explore last year's paper by Dan Hirsch et. al., describing how Fink and Mao underestimated the limits of fashion by several orders of magnitude. This talk will require audience participation, so please bring a necktie if possible. Otherwise, one will be provided for you.