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Inaugural IIT Karl Menger Lecture and Awards 2007

On Monday, April 9, the Department of Applied Mathematics at IIT will host a half-day event to honor Professor Karl Menger, an outstanding mathematician of the twentieth century, and a former faculty member at IIT. Professor Karl Sigmund of the University of Vienna will deliver the Inaugural Karl Menger Memorial Lecture on "Menger, Games, and Morals" at 4:30 pm. The lecture will be preceded by a reception and followed by a ceremony awarding the IIT Karl Menger Student Award for exceptional scholarship. All are invited to attend.



Made possible with the generous support of the Menger family, IIT Department of Applied Mathematics, IIT Department of Institutional Advancement, and IIT alumni.

Schedule of Events

Monday April 9, 2007

Main Campus
12 noon
Welcome reception and light lunch
Hermann Union Building (HUB), lower level, Armour Dining Room
1:30 pm
Campus Tour
Leaves from IITRI Tower
Department Update
Will include a tribute to Professor Maurice (Jerry) Frank, retiring this spring after 30 years of service to IIT.
Engineering 1, 10 W. 32nd St., Room 242
4 pm
Pre-lecture reception: "Memories of Menger"
Wishnick Hall, 3255 S. Dearborn, Room 119
4 :30 pm
Lecture: "Menger, Games, and Morals" delivered by Karl Sigmund, University of Vienna
A member of the Austrian Academy of Science, Professor Sigmund is an internationally known mathematician and a pioneer of evolutionary game dynamics. In recent years, he has been interested in the history of mathematics, especially the Vienna Circle. Professor Sigmund has co-edited the works of Karl Menger.
Wishnick Hall Auditorium, 3255 S. Dearborn, Room 113
Presentation of the IIT Karl Menger Award for exceptional scholarship by a student

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Karl Sigmund will meet students at IIT.

12:50pm - 1:40pm
Lunch with the Math Club
Lecture: "The Rock Paper Scissors Game for Adult Players"
E1 Room 121
4:30 pm
Lecture: "How to Have a Successful Career as a Mathematician"
A talk for graduate students
E1 Room 244


Campus Maps (including a Parking Map), Directions to IIT, and Transportation
Discounted Hotels for IIT visitors (Best Westerns are the best bet, followed by the Hyatt Regency McCormick), or try Club Quarters (we've been told $129/night; tell them you are with "Illinois Institute of Technology")