Colloquium: "Tales of Our Forefathers", Barry Simon, Caltech
Abstract: 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.
After the talk, refresments will be served in the lounge on the 4th floor.