Marietta College is pleased to announce that it has rescheduled the Phi Beta Kappa Public Lecture with Francis Su for 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 17th. His virtual visit will be highlighted by his Phi Beta Kappa Public Lecture entitled, "Mathematics for Human Flourishing." The lecture will be presented as a Zoom Webinar.
Dr. Su was originally scheduled to visit Marietta College in March 2020 as a Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar, but his visit was postponed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Francis Su is the Benediktsson-Karwa Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College and a former president of the Mathematical Association of America. His research is in geometric combinatorics and applications to the social sciences. In 2013, he received the Haimo Award, a nationwide teaching prize for college math faculty, and in 2018 he won the Halmos-Ford writing award. His work has been featured in Quanta Magazine, Wired, and the New York Times. His book "Mathematics for Human Flourishing," winner of the 2021 Euler Book Prize, is an inclusive vision of what math is, who it’s for, and why anyone should learn it.
It is sponsored by Marietta College’s Gamma of Ohio Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, which was established in 1860 and is the 16th oldest in the nation.