This is short notice, but there will be a talk in the OU Graduate Students’ Pizza Seminar this Monday, October 24th in PHSC 1105 at 5pm. The talk is about the mathematics of Paul Erdos. The material will be accessible to everyone (not even calculus is used!).
The details are below.
If nothing else, check out the above link to Wikipedia’s article on Erdos. He’s one of the most interesting people you can imagine!
Speaker: Jon Kujawa, University of Oklahoma
Title: Solved and Unsolved Problems of Paul Erdos
Abstract: Paul Erdos was one of the most prolific mathematicians of all time (1587 papers with at least 511 collaborators!). He worked in (and invented) a large number of areas of mathematics; including graph theory, probabilistic combinatorics, number theory, extremal combinatorics, and geometry. Famous for his ability to solve problems, he was even more known for his ability to pose problems which cut right to the heart of a mathematical question. We will discuss some of these problems, both solved and unsolved. Cash prizes will be offered!
As always, free pizza will be provided and all are welcome!