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Emilio Toro to Give Lecture About the Flat Earth Theory on March 6

Published: March 05, 2019
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Join Emilio Toro, associate professor of mathematics, for a lecture titled “The Flat Earth: A History of Misguided Ideas.”

On Wednesday, March 6, join Emilio Toro, associate professor of mathematics, for a lecture titled “The Flat Earth: A History of Misguided Ideas.” The event, which is part of the UT Mathematics Lecture Series, begins at 4 p.m. in the Daly Innovation and Collaboration Building, Room 210, and is free and open to the public. 

Toro’s lecture will explore the misguided belief that the Earth is flat and shaped like a disk, a notion that dates back several hundred years. He will travel through history, highlighting some of the eccentric individuals and erroneous notions regarding the shape of the Earth. 

Toro teaches a variety of mathematics courses at UT as well as Three Cosmological Debates and Space and Time. His mathematical interests include problems in algebraic number theory and the distribution of prime numbers, and he is also interested in the history of exact sciences, particularly astronomy and mathematics. 

This event is sponsored by the College of Social Sciences, Mathematics and Education. For more information, contact Toro at etoro@ut.edu.