PIMS- UBC Public Lecture: Barry Simon

  • Date: 03/22/2017
  • Time: 15:00

Barry Simon, Caltech



University of British Columbia


Tales of our Forefathers


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. Among the mathematicians with vignettes in this talk are Euler, Weierstrass, Fejer, Banach, Kolmogorov, Weyl, Cotlar, Fourier, Paley, Hausdorff and Schur.

Other Information: 

Date: Wednesday March 22, 2017

Location: ESB 2012

A light reception will be served in ESB 4133, PIMS Lounge, from 2:30pm - 3:00pm