Jeremy Pecharich


Pomona College


Monday, December 8, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm


NS2, 1201

It is May 25, 1961, President Kennedy announced that the United States would land a person on the moon. But, in 1961 nobody actually knew how to get to the moon! It wasn't until 1963 that a viable flight path to the moon was found to exist. We will discuss the mathematics that made this path possible and some of the long history of the N-body problem.