Mathematically Bent Theater

Last night Colin Adams and the Mobiusbandaid Players performed four fantastic skits to a standing-room-only audience. The skits are a must-see JMM event!

The first was a tale of thievery among mathematicians in the old wild west mining finite fields for theorems.

The hero (Andrea Young, left), a horse (Adam Boocher, right) and the villain (Richard Bedient, behind)

The villain tried to steal a theorem, unfortunately his horse bears the brunt of the retaliation.

There was a skit in which a family held an intervention for their pre-med son, who turned to math. And one where an editor and a reviewer conspired against an author. Finally, there was an address by the new president of the AMS, who promised to build a wall between the AMS and MAA offices in DC.

Colin Adams, “Make math great again! No more square roots… And from now on (A+B)^2 = A^2 + B^2.”

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