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“As Far as the Pi Can See”

A visit with Carmen Chicone, Professor of Mathematics

By Sean Powers
Published: - Topics: model teacher biology philosophy numbers

The Fundamental Importance of Science

Topics: equations physics

Chicone discusses the fundamental importance of mathematics for the natural world, observing that mathematics serves an array of practical purposes. He gives the example of one of his students, who freezes tissue for a project in cryobiology. The researchers working on this project are using mathematical models to make predictions about the behavior of living cells.