John Roe talks about the insights math can bring as we think about the transition to a sustainable future.
John Roe is a professor in Penn State's department of mathematics. Born and educated in England, John came to PSU in 1998 where he has helped invent new kinds of mathematics, taught inspiring courses, and served as department head from 2006-2012. He is passionate about helping students use mathematical tools to gain insight into pressing real-world questions, especially related to ecological and environmental sustainability. Outside the university, John is a rock-climber, a guitarist, an enthusiastic but messy cook, and a blogger on topics related to faith, mathematics and the environment.
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