BAMA presents, absolutely free

Carl Pomerance
of the
Bell Laboratories -
Lucent Technologies

Will lead us on an adventure into the world of:


At Santa Clara University
in Daly Science room 206

on Wednesday, September 27, 2000
at 7:30 pm

Prime numbers are as old as Euclid and as new as the problems of Internet security and communication with space aliens. (No kidding; this is real science!) On the theory side, many of the most basic problems concerning prime numbers remain unsolved despite intense scrutiny for hundreds of years. Very recently, million dollar prizes have been offered for the successful solution of some of these problems. Would you like to try solving one yourself?

Carl Pomerance is a member of the technical staff at Bell Laboratories - Lucent Technologies in New Jersey. Author of over 120 papers dealing with prime numbers and related subjects, he is known for the invention of the Quadratic Sieve Factorization Method, and other innovations. He is a graduate of Brown University (bachelors) and Harvard University (doctorate). Pomerance has won the Chauvenet Prize and the Haimo Distinguished Teaching Award from the Mathematical Association of America, and has been their Polya Lecturer and Hedrick Lecturer.

How to get to Santa Clara University:
101 From US Highway 101, take the De La Cruz Boulevard/Santa Clara exit and follow the signs to El Camino and the main campus entrance.
280 From I-280, take I-880 north toward Oakland to the Alameda exit. Turn left onto The Alameda (which becomes El Camino Real) to the main campus entrance.
880 From I-880, take the Alameda exit, travel north (The Alameda becomes El Camino Real) to the main campus entrance.
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Last revised on 7 September 2000