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NAM-MAA David H Blackwell Lecture

  • August 05, 2023
  • 11:00 AM - 11:50 PM
  • Tampa, FL


The 2023 NAM-MAA Harold H Blackwell lecturer will be

Dr. Ron Buckmire, Occidental College.

This lecture will occur on Saturday, August 5, 2023, 11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. in Ballroom B/C as part of the MAA MathFest in Tampa, FL.

In his talk titled, Different Differences, Dr. Buckmire will discuss different examples and contexts of the word “difference.”

In his own words:

First, I will explain how different kinds of difference quotients known as nonstandard finite differences are used to approximate the derivatives that appear in differential equations as a solution technique. Second, I will provide some ways different aspects of my identity (may) have affected my career trajectory. Third, I will present comments on how the mathematics community treats “difference” and provide suggestions for how the future for other mathematicians who differ from the norm can be different from how we were treated in the past.


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