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Math Student Wins ‘Dance Your Ph.D.’ Contest

November 6, 2017
 
 

Science sponsors an annual "Dance Your Ph.D." contest to highlight research and the importance of communicating findings in ways to help non-specialists understand them. Below is the video of this year's winner, Nancy Scherich of the University of California, Santa Barbara. She studies  topology, the study of geometry in which shape and size don’t matter. Her focus is on "braid theory," or :the rules that determine the unique representations of twists and knots in high-dimensional spaces."

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