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The Math of "Arcadia" at Ashby Stage, featuring MSRI Director David Eisenbud December 15, 2018 (05:00 PM PST - 06:00 PM PST)
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Location: Ashby Stage, 1901 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94703
Saturday, December 15, 5-6 PM at the Ashby Stage (1901 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94703)
The Math of "Arcadia", presented by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI)
Featuring David Eisenbud (Director, MSRI and Professor of Mathematics, UC Berkeley)

This panel discussion is free and open to the public, but if you wish to purchase tickets to the 8 PM performance that evening, you can do so at: https://goo.gl/MwkbfW

Arcadia's heroine is a math prodigy, and one of the characters is a professional mathematician. The play has references to ideas in the modern theories of chaos and discrete dynamical systems (as well as English landscape gardening and literary history!) that add spice to the dialogue. At this panel we'll try to untangle some of the math references, and also show a clip of a staged interview of Tom Stoppard by the mathematician Robert Osserman that was sponsored by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute.

Tickets to public performances of "Arcadia" by the Shotgun Players (November 30-January 6) are available online: https://goo.gl/MwkbfW

Set on a country estate between 1809 and the late 20th century, Stoppard’s masterpiece explores mathematics, landscape gardening, Byron, and the undeniable power of the human heart.
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