It will be a short presentation called Math on the Rocks. I'll talk about mathematics and climbing, and my perception of overlaps, connections and creative tensions between them. If I manage to hit an environmental theme too, that will be pretty much the whole of this blog compressed into one half-hour talk!
If you'll be in Baltimore, you're welcome to come to the event! There's an informal reception (with refreshments) at 5:30 on January 16th in the East/West Ballrooms of the Marriott Baltimore Inner Harbor Hotel, followed by my talk at 6:30. After the
talk, there's an opportunity for dinner: we have reserved tables of 8 at ten local restaurants, and you can
arrange during the reception which group you would like to be in.
A very funny presentation of the connections between math and climbing is the article:
Adams, Colin. “Into Thin Air.” Mathematical Intelligencer 22, no. 1 (2000): 21–22. I'm thinking I might start by quoting some of that article...