Barry Simon (Cal Tech)

Event Details

  • Date: Monday, Nov 14th 2016 4:00pm
  • Venue: 3106 JKB
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Title: Tales of Our Forefathers

Abstract: This is not a mathematics talk but it is a talk for mathematicians. Too often, we think of historical mathematicians as only names assigned to theorems. With vignettes and anecdotes, I’ll convince you they were also human beings and that, as the Chinese say, “May you live in interesting times” really is a curse.