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Corrine Yap, Rutgers University

Uniform Convergence

Date: Time: 4:00 pm–4:50 pm
Avery Hall Room: 115
Contact: Matt Reichenbach, matt.reichenbach@huskers.unl.edu
Uniform Convergence is a one-woman play, written and performed by mathematics graduate student Corrine Yap. It juxtaposes the stories of two women trying to find their place in a white male-dominated academic world. The first is of 19th century Russian mathematician Sofia Kovalevskaya, who was lauded as a pioneer for women in science but only after years of struggle for recognition. Her life’s journey is told through music and movement, in both Russian and English. The second is of a fictional Asian-American woman, known only as “Professor,” attempting to cope with the prejudice she faces in the present. As she teaches an introductory real analysis class, she uses mathematical concepts to draw parallels to the race and gender conflicts she encounters in society today.

AMS Graduate Student Chapter Colloquium, hosted by UNL’s AMS Graduate Student Chapter (contact person is Matt Reichenbach).

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