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Dymacek to Present Inaugural Lecture The title of Wayne Dymacek’s talk, which is free and open to the public, is “My Life and Times with Dots and Lines.”

Screen-Shot-2019-01-21-at-3.25.00-PM Dymacek to Present Inaugural LectureThe title of Dymacek’s talk, which is free and open to the public, is “My Life and Times with Dots and Lines.”

Wayne Dymacek, Cincinnati Professor of Mathematics at Washington and Lee University, willpresent an inaugural public lecture to celebrate his endowed professorship on Jan. 31 at 4 p.m. in Chavis Hall 105. Refreshmentswill be provided in the Chavis Hall foyer following the talk.

The title of Dymacek’s talk, which is free and open to the public, is “My Life and Times with Dots and Lines.”

In his talk, Dymacek will discuss a philosophy of mathematics known as constructivism, and its more extreme versions, finitism and ultra-finitism. The talk will conclude with examples from his mathematical career.

Dymacek earned degree B.A. in mathematics at Virginia Tech in 1974, and went on to earn his M.A. and Ph.D. there in 1978. He has taught in the Mathematics Department at Washington and Lee University since 1981. Dymacek is a member of the American Mathematical Society, Association of Christians in the Mathematical Sciences, Institute of Combinatorics and its Applications, Mathematical Association of American and Pi Mu Epsilon.

The Society of the Cincinnati is the nation’s oldest private patriotic organization, founded by the officers of the Continental Army in 1783 to perpetuate the ideals and memory of the American Revolution. The society was comprised of 13 American state societies and a French society, and George Washington was its first president.