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    The Size and Shape of Nature

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    December 13, 2009


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    The Size and Shape of Nature

    How can it be that a tiny ant can lift many times its own weight, while a beached whale cannot support its own weight? Why are large mammals so rare while bacteria are so abundant? Why do some organisms live for hours, while others live for over a century? Using size as a beacon, L. Mahadevan, Harvard Professor of Applied Mathematics and 2009 MacArthur Fellow, will describe how the intersecting worlds of mathematics, physics, and engineering...

    How can it be that a tiny ant can lift many times its own weight, while a beached whale cannot support its own weight? Why are large mammals so rare while bacteria are so abundant? Why do some organisms live for hours, while others live for over a century? Using size as a beacon, L. Mahadevan, Harvard Professor of Applied Mathematics and 2009 MacArthur Fellow, will describe how the intersecting worlds of mathematics, physics, and engineering allow us to understand life's variations. Free with museum admission.


    Harvard Museum of Natural History

    26 Oxford Street
    Cambridge, MA 02138

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    Free with museum admission.


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    2:00pm


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