Presenter Name: Daina Taimina

City, State/Province, Country: Ithaca, NY, USA
Field of Work/Study: Retired mathematician, crocheting hyperbolic planes and other mathematical models; math in nature; math and art, popularizing mathematics to general audiences

Preferred Method of Contact: Email
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Phone Number: 607-273-8214
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Social Media Links:; Twitter @DainaTaimina

Preferred Audience Type(s):

  • Elementary School Kids
  • Middle School Kids
  • High Schoolers
  • College Students
  • Recent College Grads
  • Adults

Preferred Audience Size:

  • Small Groups (Under 30 attendees)
  • Medium-Size Groups (30 to 100 attendees)

Open to Presenting Remotely via Online Video-Conference Tools?

  • Daina prefers to present in-person only (not remotely)

Short Bio: Born in Riga, Latvia. Taught mathematics for 40 years. Crocheted first hyperbolic plane for using it in geometry class in 1997. Since then has crocheted many more turning geometric model to an art piece. Has given many public lectures and invited talks, and participated in art shows in USA, Belgium, Latvia, Italy, UK, Germany. Has written several books in mathematics. Her book “Crocheting Adventures with the Hyperbolic Planes”(AKPeters/CRC Press, 2009) won 2010 Diagram Prize for the oddest book title, in 2012 MAA Euler Book Prize for the best book about mathematics for general audiences.

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