6th Annual Cantrell Lectures

Sir Michael Atiyah  University of Edinburgh

Wednesday, April 5, 2000, 4:00 p.m.
 Physics Building, Room 202

"Physics, Geometry and Space"

In the past 25 years there have been remarkable and quite unexpected developments in geometry originating in quantum theory. Professor Atiyah will outline the fascinating story which still continues, and involves the latest ideas in fundamental physics. This lecture is aimed at a general audience interested in science.

10th Annual Cantrell Lectures

Monday, April 12, 2004

4:00p.m., Physics Bldg., Room 202

Knots and polynomials

Abstract: We will describe certain invariants of knots in three dimensional space and give an impressionistic view of how they relate to physics, algebra and analysis. The notion of subfactor will be introduced.

Tuesday, April 13, 2004
4:00p.m., Boyd Graduate Studies, Room 328

The analytic and algebraic flavours of subfactors

12th Annual Cantrell Lectures

3 lectures on human & machine learning

March 22, 2006 - 3:30pm
Student Learning Center 101
Title of talk: Learning & intelligence
(Lecture for general audience)

March 23, 2006 - 3:30pm
Student Learning Center 150
Title of talk: Fast algorithms for learning

March 24, 2006 - 3:30pm
Student Learning Center 150

14th Annual Cantrell Lectures

Wednesday, March 26, 2008
4:00pm, Physics Bldg., Room 202

Title of talk: Solved and unsolved problems in number theory

Abstract: I will survey a few of my favorite problems in number theory, such as Fermat's last theorem (solved) and the rectangular box problem (unsolved).

Thursday, March 27, 2008
3:30pm, Boyd Graduate Studies Bldg., Room 328

Title of talk: Hilbert's tenth problem


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