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"Dog walking became much more complicated when we got the puppy. While Fritz and I had had no trouble exploring the neighborhood, with the addition of Sasha we were all hopelessly tangled up in leashes after just a few steps. But my canine coauthors and I soon discovered that almost all of our entanglements could be resolved mathematically. And, in the process, we came up with a formal proof that the right hand really doesn’t know what the left hand is doing. In this talk we’ll stroll through the mathematics of dog walking—and even have our hair done along the way.
Richard Kubelka is Professor of Mathematics in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at San Jose State University. He was educated at Georg August Universität in Göttingen, Germany—where he walked through the Hilbert Space every day on the way to class—and UC Berkeley and Stanford University. Following a short interlude as Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Oklahoma, Dr. Kubelka has been teaching at SJSU since the 20th century. His mathematical interests include algebraic topology and number theory, and he collects dictionaries on the side."
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