Special Event

Title: What mathematicians actually do: some examples from dynamics.
Speaker: John Franks
Speaker Info: Northwestern University
Brief Description:
Special Note: Noyes Chair Inaugural Lecture

Explaining what a research mathematician actually does, in a way that is accessible to a non-technical audience, is a challenging task. This lecture will give some simple examples which illustrate the methodology and spirit of creating new mathematical knowledge. I will attempt to describe the important role that abstraction plays in the way mathematicians think. My hope is that the lecture will be understandable to anyone in the Northwestern community.
Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Time: 4:00 PM
Where: Chambers Hall, 600 Foster St. (Transportation Center)
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