Annual Erdös Memorial Lecture


Doron Zeilberger
Board of Governors Professor of Mathematics
Rutgers University

sponsored by
American Mathematical Society
Department of Mathematics
University of Kentucky
March 27, 2010

Paul Erdös once said that mathematics is not yet ready to tackle the notorious Collatz 3x+1 problem, and he was probably right, as far as purely human attempts are concerned. But I believe that a creative collaboration with machinekind may increase the chance of a proof from epsilon squared to epsilon, and even if we don't find a proof, trying it out should be fun.

About the Speaker:
Doron Zeilberger (b. July 2, 1950) is Board of Governors Professor of Mathematics at Rutgers University.
He received his PhD in 1976 from the Weizmann Institute of Science under the direction of Harry Dym. He has three biological children and (so far) nineteen academic children. In 1998 he shared, with Herbert Wilf, the American Mathematical Society's Steele prize for seminal contributions to research, and in 2004 he was awarded the Institute for Combinatorics Euler medal.

When: Saturday, March 27, 2010, 8:00pm
Where: Classroom Building, room 118
Reception: at 6:15pm, King Alumni House