Graduate Student / Postdoc Seminar
Special Screening of: Reflections on a Life in Mathematics: Richard Courant
Speaker: Carol Hutchins, Courant Head Librarian
Location: Warren Weaver Hall 1302
Date: Friday, April 29, 2011, 1 p.m.
A survey of the career of Richard Courant, whose colleagues describe his influence and work. Includes his lecture on soap bubbles and minimal surfaces and reminiscences of the formation of the institutes at Gottingen and N.Y.U. Utilizes rare old footage of the giant of the Gottingen days, David Hilbert and his associates. Directed by David Roland. (1966; 43 minutes)