Sequences, Sums, Sounds and Sloane(s)

April 26, 2018

Cory Colbert [View Image]

Sequences, Sums, Sounds and Sloane(s)

When you think of the prime numbers, the Fibonacci numbers, and the powers of two, you probably think of very different concepts and ideas - from building blocks of integers to rabbits to computers. There is, however, an extremely surprising property that is common to all three sequences, and it is that property we wish to expose in this talk. Afterwards, we'll dive into the unknown and discuss a beautiful conjecture raised by Neil Sloane regarding the simple operation of multiplying digits of a positive integer together. Oh, and if you've ever wondered what the perfect squares sound like, you're in for a treat! Everyone is welcome; no knowledge beyond calculus is assumed.

April 27 at 3:00 pm

Harris Hall 4169

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