Free UW Math Hour Lecture Series!

Math Enthusiasts!

We are excited to announce our spring series of Math Hour lectures, aimed at middle- and junior high school students and their families. The dates and titles for the talks are: 

March 25, 2018 — 1 – 2 PM
Henry Cohn, Microsoft Research — “Dense sphere packings in a million dimensions”
April 15, 2018 — 1 – 2 PM
Jennifer McLoud-Mann, UW Bothell — “One Tile at a Time: Mathematicians’ Quest to Discover All Convex Polygonal Tessellations”
May 20, 2018 — 1 – 2 PM
David Pengelley, Oregon State University — “All tangled up and searching for the beauty of symmetry”


For more information about the Math Hour talks and the UW Math Hour Olympiad, which will be held on Sunday, June 3, please visit our website:

All talks take place on the main UW campus in Savery Hall room 260. Information about parking, along with a campus map, can also be found on our website.

The Math Hour lectures are aimed at students in grades 6-10, along with well-behaved parents, teachers, or older siblings/friends. The lectures are free to everyone.  No registration is required. 

We hope to see you there!


Steven Klee (

Seattle University Department of Mathematics


Julia Pevtsova (

University of Washington Department of Mathematics