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Dr. Curtis McMullen to Speak at Frontiers of Science Lecture

Dr. Curtis McMullenFrontiers of Science lecture

We are thrilled to have Professor Curtis McMullen as our guest lecturer at the first in-person "Frontiers of Science" presentation since 2019. He will be speaking on Monday, December 13, at 6 p.m. in ASB, Room 220. We encourage you to attend and make Dr. McMullen feel welcome in his visit to our department and the U.  

Dr. McMullen is the Maria Moors Cabot Professor of Mathematics at Harvard University. He has received a Fields Medal and a Salem Prize, as well as a Simons Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Sloan Fellowship, among many other awards.   

His talk on “Negative Curved Crystals” will explore a handful of the infinitely many patterns that can arise and explain their relationship to revolutionary advances in three-dimensional geometry.

Below is the information to attend his lecture. 

At Dr. McMullen’s request and out of respect to our speaker, we strongly encourage attendees to wear a mask to his presentation.  

Curtis McMullen

 We are truly fortunate to have Dr. McMullen visit us. We look forward to seeing you at the event.  

About the lecture


Crystal image--Curtis McMullen

When: Monday, December 13, 2021Where: Aline Skaggs Biology Building, Room 220 
Time: 6 p.m.  
Curtis T. McMullen - Maria Moors Cabot Professor of Mathematics, Harvard University 

Imagine the universe is a periodic crystal, warped into negative curvature by gravity. In such a world, the thin walls of the crystalline structure might cut out a pattern of circles visible in the sky at night. 

About Frontiers of Science

The Frontiers of Science lecture series was established in 1967 by University of Utah alumnus and Physics Professor Peter Gibbs. By 1970, the University had hosted 10 Nobel laureates for public Frontiers lectures. By 1993, when Gibbs retired, the Frontiers organizers had hosted another 20 laureates. Today, Frontiers of Science is the longest continuously-running lecture series at the University of Utah. 

Last Updated: 11/29/21