Eduardo Sáenz de Cabezón: Math is forever
Eduardo Sáenz de Cabezón - Math educator
Eduardo Sáenz de Cabezón links science with humor and stories. Full bio
the question comes up,
your job is interesting,
but it wasn't my fault.
was awful." (Laughter)
they're not asking you
of mathematical science.
I never used in my life again? (Laughter)
what math is for,
will assume an attacking position,
will take a defensive position.
among which I include myself.
who would tell you
have a meaning all their own --
for all possible applications.
What's the use of love?
What kind of question is that?
of this type of attack.
math is behind everything."
bridges and computers.
your bridge will collapse."
have also started saying
and credit cards are prime numbers.
would give you if you asked him.
doesn't need to have a purpose,
is behind everything we do?
claiming something else?
76.34 percent of you asked the question,
to serve a purpose,
a beautiful structure, a logical one,
of the greatest collective efforts
are looking for mathematical theories
which permeates everything.
and tames creativity.
who hasn't heard this before
that if you take
the size we normally use,
fold it 50 times,
the distance from the Earth to the sun.
of science, only makes sense
this beautiful world we live in.
of this painful world we live in.
in this way quite directly.
with envy sometimes,
what supports them.
is the rigor of math.
because its results are eternal.
at some point
your definition of forever!
I assure you it's true. (Laughter)
would still be true.
and a good hypotenuse get together
It works like crazy.
to come up with theorems.
the difference between
and a mere conjecture.
enormous, infinite field.
without leaving any gaps.
Not circles, those leave little gaps.
but has a smaller border.
said the best is to use hexagons,
Let's go with hexagons!"
it remained a conjecture.
split into Pappists and anti-Pappists,
the best shape to use was the hexagon.
the honeycomb theorem,
you may have. (Laughter)
to three dimensions?
with equal pieces,
Kelvin degrees and all,
a truncated octahedron
octahedron at home? (Laughter)
we're having guests."
Kelvinists and anti-Kelvinists
found this little thing over here --
the very clever name
but it isn't so strange,
for the Beijing Olympic Games.
won eight gold medals,
comes along, right?
with the Weaire-Phelan structure.
until something better shows up.
really stands a chance
or even if it's in 1700 years,
it's the best possible shape for the job.
a truth, forever and ever.
that you'll love them forever and ever,
About the speaker:Eduardo Sáenz de Cabezón - Math educator
Eduardo Sáenz de Cabezón links science with humor and stories.
Why you should listen
Eduardo Sáenz de Cabezón links science with humor and stories. He studied theology and has a PhD in mathematics from the University of La Rioja. He speaks on these two topics in universities and secondary schools as a storyteller for children, youth and adults. Sáenz de Cabezón has also been a professor of Computer Information Systems, Discrete Mathematics and Algebra at the University of La Rioja since 2010.
He won the FameLab contest for scientific monologues in Spain in 2013.
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