Mathematics Colloquium

Tales of Our Forefathers

Speaker: Barry Simon, Mathematics, Caltech

Location: Warren Weaver Hall 1302

Date: Monday, October 28, 2013, 3:45 p.m.


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.