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Title: Baserunner’s Optimal PathFriday, September 21, 2012 |

About the topic: What is the fastest path to run around the baseball diamond? Is it better to avoid sharp corners by running in a circle? The story starts with a student colloquium, makes it into Rob Neyer's famous About the speaker: Frank Morgan, Atwell Professor of Mathematics at Williams College, is a popular and entertaining speaker. Professor Morgan researches optimal paths and shapes like soap bubbles. He has some 200 publications, including six books, including his graduate text in Geometric Measure theory, his undergraduate text in Real Analysis, his freshman text in Calculus, and his popular Math Chat Book, based on his live, call-in TV show. He now has a blog at the Huffington Post website. Frank Morgan, Atwell Professor of Mathematics, Williams College Huffington Post blog http://www.huffingtonpost.com/frank-morgan/ |