History Bites is a series of thirty minute lectures to inform and entertain, covering various aspects of the history of Amherst and the lives of those who once lived here. Bring your lunch, and we provide coffee, tea and cider for you as you listen to the presentations. The programs begin promptly at 12:15 with seating and beverages ready just before noon. The lectures are free and everyone is welcome to attend.
About the Speaker
Professor, Mathematics and History of Science and Technology, Smith College,
Marjorie Senechal grew up in Lexington, Kentucky, and received a B.S. from the University of Chicago and M. S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Illinois Institute of Technology, all in mathematics.
Now Marjorie is the Louise Wolff Kahn Professor Emerita in Mathematics and History of Science and Technology at Smith College, Northampton, MA, and editor-in-chief of the international quarterly journal, The Mathematical Intelligencer. Her latest books are I Died for Beauty: Dorothy Wrinch and the Cultures of Science(OUP), and Shaping Space: Exploring Polyhedra in Nature, Art, and the Geometrical Imagination) (Springer), both 2013.
Earlier books include Crystalline Symmetries, Quasicrystals and Geometry, Long Life to Your Children! A Portrait of High Albania (with Stan Sherer), and American Silk, 1830-1930 (with Jacqueline Field and Madelyn Shaw).