Shaun of the Dead

Monday, October 15
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1hr 39mins // directed by:Edgar Wright // featuring:Simon Pegg, Nick Frost

There comes a day in every man’s life when he has to get off the couch...and kill some zombies. Prior to the screening, Williams College professor Colin Adams will talk about how calculus could help you survive the zombie apocalypse.

When flesh-eating zombies are on the hunt for a bite to eat, it’s up to slacker Shaun (Simon Pegg) and his best pal Ed (Nick Frost) to save their friends and family from becoming the next entrée.


About the Speaker

Colin Adams is the Thomas T. Read Professor of Mathematics  at Williams College. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1983.  He is particularly interested in the mathematical theory of knots, their applications and their connections with hyperbolic geometry. He is the author of nine books,  including "The Knot Book", an elementary introduction to the mathematical theory of knots, co-author of the humorous supplements "How to Ace Calculus: The Streetwise Guide", and "How to Ace the Rest of Calculus: the Streetwise Guide”, author of "Why Knot?", a mathematical comic book with attached toy and of “Zombies & Calculus”, a math novel. He is a recipient of the National Distinguished Teaching Award from the Mathematical Association of America(MAA), an MAA Polya Lecturer, a Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer, and the recipient of the Robert Foster Cherry Teaching Award. He is also the mathematical humor columnist for the Mathematical Intelligencer.