Woods Series Continues With Mathematician Donal O'Shea
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Mathematician Donal O'Shea will speak at 7:30 p.m. March 29 in the Reilly Room, the final lecture in Butler University’s 2010-2011 J. James Woods Lectures in the Sciences and Mathematics.
Admission is free and open to the public. No tickets are required. For more information, call (317) 940-6505.
In 2003, Grigoriy Perelman, a reclusive Russian mathematician, announced that he had solved the Poincaré Conjecture. This conjecture is one of the most famous problems in mathematics and was considered to be virtually unsolvable. O’Shea, the dean of faculty and vice president for academic affairs and Elizabeth T. Kennan Professor of Mathematics and Statistics at Mount Holyoke College, will be speaking about the amazing story of this 100-year-old theorem.
The conjecture was presented in 1904 by mathematician Henri Poincaré. O’Shea explores the history of the conjecture and the lives of Poincaré, his predecessors, contemporaries, and successors. O’Shea is also the author of The Poincaré Conjecture: In Search of the Shape of the Universe.
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