01/31/2012 - 12:00am

Professor Gilbert Strang will be visiting the Department of Mathematics from January 31st through February 2nd as part of the Department's Distinguished Lecture Series. He will be giving two talks.

Professor Gilbert Strang is a Professor at the MIT Mathematics Department. He earned his Bachelor's degree from MIT and was a Rhodes Scholar at Balliol College, Oxford. He has been a Professor at MIT since receiving his PhD from UCLA in 1959. He is an Honorary Fellow of Balliol College.

Dr. Strang has received numerous prestigious honors and awards, including the Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship in 1965, the SIAM Award for Distinguished Service to the Profession in 2003, and the Von Neumann Prize Medal from the US Association for Computational Mechanics in 2005. He served as the Vice President for Education for SIAM from 1991-1996, as well as the President of SIAM from 1999-2000. He was awarded the Haimo Prize from the MAA in 2006 and the first Su Buchin Prize from the International Congress of Industrial and Applied Mathematics in 2007, both in recognition of his contributions to teaching and mathematical education around the world. Professor Strang is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a Member of the National Academy of Sciences in recognition for his outstanding research contributions to mathematics in general and computational mathematics in particular, including finite element theory, wavelet analysis and linear algebra.

General Talk:
Teaching and Learning: In Class and on the Web
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
4:00pm in NS2 2201
Reception immediately after talk

Specialized Talk:
Doubly Infinite Matrices: Algebra Needs Help From Analysis
Thursday, February 2, 2012
4:00pm in RH 306
Reception immediately after talk

For information contact
the Math Department at (949) 824-5503
or visit http://www.math.uci.edu