On November 8, 2012, the Department of Mathematics will welcome Ken Ono of Emory University as the 2012-13 Donald H. Clanton Visiting Mathematician.
We hope you can join us!
Adding and Counting
McEachern Lecture Hall • Furman Hall Room 214 • 4:00 p.m.
Dr. Ono will explain how the simple task of adding and counting has fascinated many of the world's leading mathematicians. As is typical in number theory, many of the most fundamental questions have remained unsolved. In 2010, Ono, with the support of the AIM and the NSF, assembled an international team of distinguished researchers to attack some of the problems in partition numbers. He will announce their findings: new theories which solve some of these famous questions.
Unearthing the Visions of a Master:
The Story and Legacy of Ramanujan
Shaw Hall • Younts Conference Center • 7:30 p.m.
The legend of Ramanujan is one of the most romantic stories in the modern history of mathematics. It is the story of an untrained mathematician from south India who brilliantly discovered tantalizing examples of phenomena well before their time. Indeed, the legacy of Ramanujan's work includes direct connections to some of the deepest results in modern mathematics. However, one final problem remained, the enigma of the functions which Ramanujan discovered on his death bed. To celebrate the 125th anniversary of his birth, here we tell the story of Ramanujan and this final mystery.
In order to provide an opportunity meet and visit with Professor Ono, there will be a reception beginning at 3:00 p.m. on November 8 in Richard W. Riley Hall, Room 205.