The first annual Elizabeth S. Meckes Memorial Lecture, “How to Bake Pi: Mathematics Made Tasty,” will be given by Dr. Eugenia Cheng (School of the Art Institute of Chicago) from 12:45–1:45 p.m. on Friday, April 21, in Harkness Memorial Chapel on the campus of Case Western Reserve University. The lecture can be viewed remotely in real time from the Harkness Chapel Live Stream.
The lecture will be followed by light refreshments and a book signing by Dr. Cheng. Copies of her book “How to Bake Pi” will be available for purchase.
Elizabeth Meckes was a professor of mathematics at Case Western Reserve University from 2007 until her death in 2020. Meckes was a strong proponent of mathematical outreach, and had hoped to one day establish an annual public lecture in mathematics at CWRU. In her memory, an endowment was established to make her vision a reality.