2024 Mosaic Lecture Series

Celebrating Diversity in the Mathematical Sciences

Prime time math: little green men, locust hordes, and cybersecurity

Tuesday, March 12, 2024, 7:00 pm, LTT 103 - Lecture Hall

The speaker will be available to meet with interested students and faculty on Tuesday, March 12 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the Peer Collaboration Space (PCS) of the Mathematics Department 

Dr. Stephan Ramon Garcia

Professor of Mathematics

Although the prime numbers are the building blocks of arithmetic, they still hold many mysteries. Some questions that were familiar to Euclid and the ancient Greeks remain unanswered. How did several undergraduates help discover intriguing new phenomena in the large-scale behavior of the primes? What did they find?  What do prime numbers have to do with insect swarms, cybersecurity, and the search for alien life?  Come to this talk to find out! No knowledge of mathematics beyond addition and multiplication is required. 

Dr. Stephan Ramon Garcia

For more information regarding this event, please contact Dr. Rene Ardila
at (616) 331-2041  or [email protected] 


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Sponsored by the Department of Mathematics, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship, the Frederik Meijer Honors College and Laker Familia.

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