1st Annual Cantrell Lecture Series


Professor Persi Diaconis, Harvard University

Dr. Diaconis's first lecture, for a general audience, is co-sponsored by the Humanities Center, under its Humanities Science Interface Initiative. In this talk, Dr. Diaconis will discuss how coincidences can astound us, affecting where we live and what we do. In addition to reviewing relevant work of Freud and Jung, he will show how, sometimes, a bit of quantitative thinking can show that coincidences are not so surprising after all. 

5th Annual Cantrell Lecture Series

Professor Gilles I. Pisier, University of Paris VI
and Texas A & M University

Wednesday, December 2, 1998, 4:30 p.m.
 Physics Building, Room 202

"The Halmos problem"

Thursday, December 3, 1998, 4:00 p.m.
 Boyd Graduate Studies Research Center, Room 328

"Similarity problems and lengths of operator algebras"

Friday, December 4, 1998, 4:30 p.m. 
Boyd Graduate Studies Research Center, Room 328 

"Operator spaces and applications"


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.


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