Lead IMO Coach Will Be Speaking at OCMC!

Renowned Carnegie Mellon University math professor, Po-Shen Loh, will be conducting a presentation on behalf of Orange County Math Circle! Come join us and be inspired by an engaging and brilliant mathematician!!

Date: Sunday, April 13, 2014
Time: 12:00 Noon – 2:00 PM
LocationVanguard University, Heath Academic Center, Building 26, Room 109
RSVP: See below for link!

Who Will Be Speaking?
Professor Po-Shen Loh
As the national lead coach of the USA International Math Olympiad team, a MOP instructor since 2002, and a silver medalist in the 1999 IMO, Prof. Loh works to connect the worlds of school math and research in his spare time. Currently a math professor at Carnegie Mellon University, he received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Princeton University and his B.S. with Honor in Mathematics from Caltech. At CMU, Prof. Loh studies a variety of questions that lie at the intersection of combinatorics, (the study of discrete systems), probability theory, and computer science. He has spoken internationally, in math circles and schools from New York to Los Angeles, as well as in Germany, Poland, Canada, Korea, and Japan.

Who Can Attend?
Students in grades 7 to 12 and parents are welcome. Sorry, no elementary school students.

What Will Be Needed?
There are no prerequisite math levels. All you need to attend is a strong enthusiasm to learn from a brilliant mathematician! And perhaps a pencil and paper.

What Will Professor Loh Be Talking About?
Title: Big Numbers
Abstract: It’s easy to generate large numbers for their own sake. A more interesting question is whether huge numbers ever arise naturally from simple-looking situations. In this talk, we will explore two examples of this phenomenon. The first will be a surprise from the International Mathematical Olympiad. The second concerns Szemeredi’s Regularity Lemma, a result of central significance in graph theory.

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It is truly a great honor and pleasure for OCMC to have Professor Loh come to speak to us. Please join us to welcome the illustrious mathematician on Sunday, April 13th!

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