Does Infinity Have a Size?
Jaclyn Avidon

Talk
January 30, 2014
Avidon

Jaclyn Avidon will discuss the concept of ‘infinity’ within the field of mathematics as well as the multiple types of ‘infinity’ that can exist. As long as one knows how to count, one can see that infinity has many representations in both art and mathematics. 

 

The talk is based on The Different Sizes of Infinity by Andy Kiersz (published November 14, 2013 in Business Insider) and is held in conjunction with Jessica Angel’s As Above, So Below

 

 

About the Speaker
Jaclyn Avidon is a member of the Board of Directors of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York, a member of the Association’s Education Committee, the Chair of the Association’s School Outreach Committee and an instructor for the Association’s classes. Avidon graduated with honors from Lafayette College with a Bachelor’s degree in Physics and a minor in Mathematics. She spent over two years researching the subsurface conditions of Jupiter’s icy moon Europa, including a summer spent at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Jaclyn is a frequently invited guest speaker at astronomy seminars and currently works in educational technology.