Special Seminar

Title: Thinking About Mathematics (and Many Other Things): Calendar Conundrums
Speaker: Professor John H. Conway
Speaker Info:
Brief Description:
Special Note: Nemmers Prize Lectures

Which year had 445 days? Why are the weekdays named in the order they are? How did the months get their lengths and names? Why were there two Christmas days in 1066? Why is the 13th of a month most likely to be a Friday? How many different lengths of months were there in 1993? And finally, just when should we have celebrated the new millenium?
Date: Wednesday, January , 2000
Time: 4:10pm
Where: Lunt 105
Contact Person: Prof. Donald Saari
Contact email: d_saari@math.nwu.edu
Contact Phone: 847-491-5580
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