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Federico Ardila-Mantilla’s Axioms:

  • Axiom 1. Mathematical potential is distributed equally among different groups, irrespective of geographic, demographic, and economic boundaries.
  • Axiom 2. Everyone can have joyful, meaningful, and empowering mathematical experiences.
  • Axiom 3. Mathematics is a powerful, malleable tool that can be shaped and used differently by various communities to serve their needs.
  • Axiom 4. Every student deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.

Photo: May-Li Khoe

Federico Ardila-Mantilla. Todos cuentan: Cultivating diversity in combinatorics. Notices of the American Mathematical Society 63:1164–1170, 2016.

Dr. Ardila-Mantilla is a Professor at San Francisco State University, specializing in geometry, algebra, topology, and combinatorics.