BAMA presents, absolutely free

Sherman Stein

What did Archimedes
do besides cry

At Santa Clara University
in Daly Science room 206

on Wednesday, March 1,2000
at 7:30 pm

When a ship tilts from the vertical, you would like it to return to its original upright position, and not fall over. One of Archimedes' greatest accomplishments was developing the mathematics needed to design such ships. We will describe this work as well as his contributions to geometry and to the theory of the center of gravity.

After earning a Ph.D. at Columbia University, Sherman Stein spent almost all his teaching career at the University of California at Davis, from which he retired in 1993. In his own words, "During that time, and since, I have devoted my time to spreading the gospel of mathematics and to research, primarily in the application of algebral to geometry."

Professor Stein has been a winner of several awards for his teaching and writing, e.g. the Beckenbach Prize for "Algebra and Tiling" (with Sandor Szabo), the Lester Ford Award for expository writing, and the Distinguished Teaching Award on his own campus. He is the author of several best-selling books, such as Strength in Numbers; Mathematics: The Man-made Universe, and Archimedes: What Did He Do Besides Cry Eureka?

How to get to Santa Clara University:
101 From US Highway 101, take the De La Cruz Boulevard/Santa Clara exi t 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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