Speaker: Barry Simon, Caltech
Title: A colloquium talk: Tales of our Forefathers
Time / Date: 4-5 PM Monday, April 16
Location: Blocker 117 (Joint with Math Physics Seminar)
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.