More tales of our fathers

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Speaker: 
Barry Simon
Institution: 
Caltech
Time: 
Thu, 11/09/2017 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: 
NS II 2201

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. More tales
following up on the talk I gave at Irvine in May, 2014. It is not assumed listeners
heard that earlier talk.

Notes: 
Note special day and special room (second floor of NS II)