The math department will present guest speaker Douglas McKenna, whose lecture topic is "The Art of Hamiltonian Motifs: Generalized Hilbert Curves with Linear, Self-Similar, Fractal, or Space-Filling Boundaries."
McKenna has a BA and MS from Yale University in mathematics, computer science, and engineering. He is an award-winning software developer who has been creating mathematical and fractal art by computer since the 1970s. His drawings have been featured in Smithsonian Magazine and he helped illustrate Benoit B. Mandelbrot’s seminal book, The Fractal Geometry of Nature. He is a regular contributor to the Bridges Conference on Connections Between Art and Mathematics, and is currently working on a book on the subject of space-filling curves. He lives in Boulder, Colorado, where he likes to make bad puns with good people.