2019 Festival: The Geometry of Chess (12:45pm showing) | National Math Festival
Illustration of a chess board with geometrical lines overlaid

2019 Festival: The Geometry of Chess (12:45pm showing)

Saturday May 4, 2019 from 12:45pm - 1:30pm ET

The chessboard is an eight by eight grid. Despite the limited size of the board, there exist some beautiful geometrical concepts in the game. We will briefly investigate the mathematics involved in some of these concepts.

This presentation will be repeated from 3:15-4:00pm.

Room 207a, Level 2, Walter E. Washington Convention Center

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John Urschel

John Urschel is a Ph.D. candidate in mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and former NFL offensive lineman for the Baltimore Ravens. Learn more