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Michael Hitchman "Geometry, Topology and the Shape of Space"

Michael Hitchman, assistant professor of mathematics, will present "Geometry, Topology and the Shape of Space" during the Linfield College Science Colloquium Thursday, March 7, at 4:10 p.m. in 105 Murdock Hall.

The presentation is part of a five-lecture series focusing on different aspects of astronomy and cosmology.

What is the shape of the universe? Hitchman will investigate this question, consider its ties to geometry and topology, and discuss some strategies in cosmic topology for (possibly) answering it.