Public Lecture: President of the American Mathematical Society, Eric Friedlander


Tuesday, 27 November 2012 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm


Ritchie Theatre, John Niland Scientia Bldg, UNSW


The School of Mathematics and Statistics is proud to host this free public lecture by the President of the American Mathematical Society (AMS), Professor Eric Friedlander, entitled "Glimpses of a Mathematical World".

During his talk, Prof Friedlander plans to briefly sketch some of the joy that mathematics has offered him, leading to reflections about the mathematical community. These topics naturally lead to a consideration of challenges facing the mathematical research and education community (and the scientific community, more broadly) and thoughts about the future.

Prof Friedlander is a leader in several diverse fields, particularly algebraic K -theory, cohomology of algebraic groups, representation theory, and cohomology theories for algebraic varieties. He has also authored numerous papers and monographs. Prof Friedlander has received a number of important honours, including a Humboldt prize, invitations to speak at the International Congress of Mathematicians, and was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2005.

- More information about Professor Friedlander (AMS website).
- Event flyer (PDF).

All are welcome to attend this special lecture.