Fri, September 22, 2006 • 3:00 PM • Tom Lea rooms, HRC 3.206
By virtually any measure the twentieth century was a remarkable period in British mathematics. Deep insight into challenging conjectures, solutions to critical national problems, and new directions for research bridging disparate fields stood in stark contrast to the limited success of the preceding century. What were the factors contributing to such a dramatic change? We will explore this question by examining the lives and the unique contributions of four mathematicians whose careers spanneJim Vick is the Ashbel Smith Professor of Mathematics and a member of the Academy of Distinguished Teachers. His Homology Theory (1973, 1994) was recently translated into Russian. In September 2005, he returned to full-time faculty status following an extended period of administrative service as Vice President for Student Affairs.
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