The Basic notions seminar meets on Thursdyas at 16:00 at room 70 in the Ross Building.

2018
Jun
28

# Basic Notions: Barry Simon "More Tales of our Forefathers (Part II)"

4:00pm to 5:30pm

## Location:

Manchester Hall 2

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 are Riemann, Newton, Poincare, von Neumann, Kato, Loewner, Krein and Noether.