**Speaker: **Dr. Tod Mateer, Howard Community College**Date:** January 25, 2017**Meet'n'Greet with Dr. Mateer: **2:30 p.m. in Room 152 Math & Micro**Talk:** 3:00 p.m. in Room 152 Math & Micro

Error correcting codes are used in many technologies that we use every day including CDs, DVDs, and smartphone QR images. This talk will feature a series of magic tricks based on simple error correcting codes. The secrets behind each trick will be revealed so that you can amaze friends and family. By learning how the tricks work, you will also learn the mathematics which explain how error correcting codes work. The talk will conclude with an explanation of the error correcting codes used in QR images.

Refreshments will be provided