Tales of Our Forefathers

Princeton University Mathematics Department Colloquium
Topic:Tales of Our Forefathers
Speaker:Barry Simon
Affiliation:California Institute of Technology
Date:Wednesday, November 13
Time/Room:4:30pm - 6:00pm/Fine 314, Princeton University

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.