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How many pentagons are there in a football?

Date/Time: 
Friday, March 24, 2017 -
15:30 to 18:00
Venue: 
Mathematics Seminar Hall
Speaker: 
Somnath Basu
Affiliation: 
IISER Kolkata
Title: 
How many pentagons are there in a football?

We shall discuss Gaussian curvature and total curvature. We would then interpret this notion of total curvature in a combinatorial way. This would lead us to an answer to thequestion in the title. The talk will be elementary and self-contained. 

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