The surface of a common donut is called a "torus." While it is a nice geometric object, it is
reasonable to wonder, "So What!" The purpose of this lecture is to illustrate the muscle power
of mathematics by showing how the mathematics of even this simple object explains so many mysteries that occur in everyday life and in our society. Indeed, one example (should time permit) even explains why the US House of Representatives has 435 seats.
*Pizza and soda served!