The Menger Lecture is cancelled due to illness. The poster contest and presentation of the various awards (Menger student, Outstanding TA and Buck McMorris summer stipend) will still take place - details are coming soon.
The Department of Applied Mathematics at IIT will host Andrea Bertozzi of the University of California Los Angeles, as the 2014 Karl Menger Lecturer. The event, part of the eighth annual Karl Menger Lecture and Awards, will be held March 31-April 1 on the Illinois Institute of Technology Main Campus. Professor Bertozzi's lecture is titled "Mathematics of Crime."
Schedule of Events
Monday, March 31, 2014
Events will take place in the McCormick Tribune Campus Center (MTCC)
12:45-1:40 pm - Math Club Meeting
Professor Andrea Bertozzi will give a talk: "Mathematics in the Real World"
All alumni are welcome. Light lunch provided.
2:00 pm - Memories of IIT
Join in as alumni and friends tell their stories of IIT & Professor Karl Menger.
2:50 pm - Poster Session
Viewing of Student Research Posters. Light refreshments available.
3:15-4:15 pm - Menger Lecture, McCloska Auditorium, MTCC
4:15-4:25 pm - Presentation of Awards
Presentation of the IIT Karl Menger Student Award for Exceptional Scholarship by a Student and the Applied Math poster competition winners.
4:25 pm - Reception, McCloska Ballroom, MTCC
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Professor Bertozzi will meet with students and faculty.
11:25 am - Research Seminar: "The Ginzburg - Landau Functional and Threshold Dynamics on Graphs for Large Data Analysis." Location: Wishnick Hall, Room 116.
12:30 pm - Lunch Provided
4:40 - 5:30 pm - Discussion: "How to Be a Successful Applied Mathematician" with the SIAM student chapter. Location: Engineering 1, Room 119.
Made possible with the generous support of the Menger family; Department of Applied Mathematics, Illinois Institute of Technology; the Menger Fund; and Alumni Relations.
Out-of-state travelers: for questions or hotel suggestions, please call 312.567.3132
More About Karl Menger
Karl Menger was a faculty member in the Department of Mathematics at IIT from 1946-1971, and influenced many students, fellow faculty members, and friends during his lifetime. Regarded as one of the finest mathematicians of the 20th century, he made significant contributions to the fields of dimension theory, probability, economics, ethics, geometry, and calculus.
Biography of Karl Menger, compiled by Professor Greg Fasshauer at IIT.
Calculus: A Modern Approach, Menger's Calculus textbook.
Unexplored Dimensions: Karl Menger on Economics and Philosophy, a collection of Menger's papers while at the University of Vienna.