The Fifth Annual Howard Rowlee Lecture will be given by Professor Vaughan F.R. Jones of the University of California, Berkeley. The lecture will be held at 4:00PM, Friday April 20, 2001 in the Union Auditorium, 14th and R Streets. There will be a reception immediately following the lecture, in the Union.
Professor Jones is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Royal Society. He is a recipient of the Fields Medal for his work connecting operator algebras and knot theory.
Abstract:We shall give a very biased and personal view of the history of the mathematical theory of knots.
On Saturday, April 21, the Department will host a special day-long meeting of the Iowa Nebraska Functional Analysis Seminar, including a specialized talk by Professor Jones.
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Sponsored By: Department of Mathematics and UNL Research Council