More Tales of our Forefathers

School of Mathematics Colloquium
Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - 11:05am for 1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Skiles 006
Barry Simon – California Institute of Technology
Shahaf Nitzan
This is not a mathematics talk but it is a talk for mathematicians. Too often, we think of historical mathematicians as only names assigned to theorems. With vignettes and anecdotes, I'll convince you they were also human beings and that, as the Chinese say, "May you live in interesting times" really is a curse. More tales following up on the talk I gave at GaTech in Nov., 2013. It is not assumed listeners heard that earlier talk.