BAMA presents, absolutely free

Robin Wilson

who will take you to



"The Mathematics of Lewis Carroll"

At San Jose State University
Engineering Building, Room 189

on Wednesday, April 14, 1999 at 7:30 pm

Lewis Carroll is best known for his Alice books - "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass," with their familiar characters, the Madd Hatter, the Mock Turtle, the Cheshire Cat, the Walrus and the Carpenter, and many others. But in real life Lewis Carroll was Charles Dodgson, a mathematics teacher at Oxford University, Known for both his serious mathematics and his mathematical puzzels. He was also a pioneer in the new art of photography. In this entertaining illustrated talk Professor Wilson will describe Dodgson's interests, both mathematical and otherwise.

Robin Wilson is a Senior Lecture in Mathematics at the Open University in E ngland; he (like Dodgson) also teaches at Oxford University. He has written and edited over twenty books on topics ranging from graph theory to the Gilbert and Sullivan "operas." He is well known for his entertaining talks and his affinity for bright clothes and awful puns!

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

To see a map of the campus go to and click on the "Welcome to SJSU" section.

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Last revised on April 9, 1999