BOULDER, Colo. –
A math professor and former stand-up comedian will give a talk on the University of Colorado campus Wednesday.
Williams College math professor Edward Burger, a national award-winning lecturer, will address issues including the possibility of a fourth dimension, how people can comprehend it, the concept of living in a “thin slice” of space and whether students can use the fourth dimension to find their lost iPods or homework.
The talk, titled “Is There a Fourth Dimension? Can We See It?”, starts at 6 p.m. in the Math 100 Auditorium, which is at Folsom Street and Colorado Avenue on campus. It’s free and open to the public.
Burger, a CU-Boulder visiting professor in 1998-99, is the author of more than 30 research articles and 12 books and has won many awards. In 2006, Reader’s Digest listed him in their annual “100 Best of America” as America’s best math teacher.
Burger has appeared on a number of radio and television stations, including National Public Radio and NBC. He regularly worked as a stand-up comedian as he finished his doctoral degree at the University of Texas at Austin and has written jokes for the Jay Leno show.