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Lecture Connects Dots Between Math And The Arts, Religion

February 12, 2010 – Collin College will host a lecture titled “Math History: Beauty and Order in Number and Geometry,” at 1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 26, at the Spring Creek Campus, B125.

The lecture will be by Chip Galloway, professor of mathematics at Collin College. The event is free and open to the public.

When most people think of mathematics they think of it as a “left brain” subject -- logical, analytical and quantitative. That is true, but math actually also has a "right brain" side -- artistic, intuitive and qualitative. Professor Galloway will show how mathematics relates to and underlies the sciences, and how it also underlies art, music and even religion and spirituality.

The lecture will cover Pythagorus and number mysticism, numeration systems such as Sanskrit and Hebrew where letters represent numbers, forming a part of a philosophical/spiritual system, the Fibonacci Sequence and the associated Golden Ratio and sacred Geometry, including the Genesis Pattern, the Flower of Life and the Platonic Solids.

The lecture is sponsored by the Spring Creek Campus English Department.

Contact Mary Anne Andrade at mandrade@collin.edu for more information.

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