UNCA Department of Mathematics Annual Parsons Lecture
March 28, 2013
7 p.m. UNCA Lipinsky Auditorium
Thomas Garrity and Colin Adams
The Great pi/e DebateWe settle once and for all the burning question that has plagued humankind from time immemorial: "Which is the better number, e or pi?" In what is arguably (it is a losing argument, but it is an argument nonetheless) the most important debate of the millennium, Colin Adams and Tom Garrity will use any means within their powers, legal or otherwise, to prove their point. Our debaters will challenge orthodoxy, speak loudly and behave rather badly in their attempts to convince the audience of the absolutely ridiculous nature of their competitors’ arguments. This event may have the historical significance of the Edict of Nantes, the Yalta conference, or the Kennedy-Nixon debates. Or perhaps not. But just in case, you don't want to miss it.
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