MATC Mathematics Club
Lecture #66

Madison Area Technical College
Madison, Wisconsin


Spring 2007 Presentation #66 (October 23, 2007)
by Professor Tim Chartier, Davidson College, presently on sabbatical at the University of Washington, Seattle. Entertaining with Math - MIMEMATICS, please visit for details.

"Mime-matics" (Download Flier)

Abstract: In Mime-matics, Tim Chartier explores mathematical ideas through the art of mime. Whether creating an illusion of an invisible wall, wearing a mask covered with geometric shapes or pulling on an invisible rope, Dr. Chartier delves into mathematical concepts such as estimation, tiling, and infinity. Through Mime-matics, audiences encounter math through the entertaining style of a performing artist who has performed at local, national and international settings.

Following the above presentation, the math club will present its second annual "FACE OFF" , ( Download Flier Page 1 , Page 2, Program ) a math jeopardy for middle schoolers, 10:30-Noon followed by music (African Drummers) during lunch hour, 12:15-12:45

Biography: Dr. Tim Chartier received both a B.S. degree in applied mathematics and a M.S. degree in computational mathematics from Western Michigan University. After doctoral work in applied mathematics at the University of Colorado at Boulder and a VIGRE postdoctoral position at the University of Washington, he arrived at Davidson College in 2003. Professor Chartier's research in numerical analysis and partial differential equations, sometimes in collaboration with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory, has been supported by the Department of Energy. Tim Chartier is also a 2007 recipient of the Henry L. Alder Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Beginning College or University Mathematics Faculty Member from the Mathematical Association of America. As an artist, Tim Chartier's training includes master classes with Marcel Marceau.

Welcome by President Bettsey Barhorst and "Mime-Matics"

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