BAMA presents, absolutely free
of Universiteit Leiden, The Netherlands
and The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley
Leading an adventure of
Triangles, Squares, Oranges and Cuboids
At San Jose State University
in the Engineering Auditorium
on Wednesday, November 1, 2000
at 7:30 pm
Number theory comes with many more elementary questions than we can currently answer. Professor Stevenhagen will present some classical Pythagorean problems and devise various more or less intelligent ways to solve them. The more intelligent ways have the pleasing property that they are fun to apply, and that they can be used for other problems as well. Nevertheless, we will find that even after 2500 years, there is still a lot out there that we cannot do.
Peter Stevenhagen graduated from the Universiteit van Amsterdam in 1985, and received his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in 1988. He set up a number theory group in Amsterdam before his appointment earlier this year to the University Leiden, the oldest university in the Netherlands, founded in 1575. Besides his research papers in algebraic number theory, Peter has written several highly acclaimed popular articles on number theoretic topics.
How to get to San Jose State University:
From 101 take the First street or Guadalope Expressway exit and go to Fourth
Street. Take Fourth to San Salvador Street; turn left onto San Salvador and park in the
Seventh Street garage ($2.00). The Engineering building is on San Fernando
between Seventh and Eighth Streets.
From highway 280 take the 7-th street exit and turn left on Seventh Street. The garage is on the left after 5 or 6 blocks.
The Engineering building is on San Fernando between 7-th and 8-th
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Last updated on October 4, 2000