[Sem-coll] Applied Math Karl Menger Lecture & Seminars Next Week

Joe Millham jmillham at iit.edu
Fri Apr 16 12:36:14 CDT 2010


Please join the Applied Math Department for the Upcoming Karl Menger
Lecture and Awards on Monday, April 19 in the MTCC Ballroom on IIT's
Main Campus. We will also have several other seminars and lectures in
conjunction with Menger Day, and all are welcome.

4th Annual IIT Karl Menger Lecture
Donald Saari, University of California - Irvine
"Arrow's Theorem: What Does It Really Mean and How Does it Affect All
Academic Disciplines?"
Monday, April 19, 4:40 pm   MTCC Mcloska Auditorium
See Abstract Below
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General Research Talk
Donald Saari, University of California - Irvine
"Dark Matter: A Mathematician's Perspective"
Tuesday, April 20  11:25 am   E1 123
See Abstract below
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4th Annual IIT Karl Menger Lecture
"Arrow's Theorem: What Does It Really Mean and How Does it Affect All
Academic Disciplines?"
Monday, April 19, 4:40 pm   MTCC Mcloska Auditorium
Abstract:
"Arrow's Theorem" is a beautiful mathematical result; it is among the
mathematical theorems that have had  the greatest impact over the last
half century.  Yet, most mathematicians have, at best, only a passing
acquaintance with it.   After introducing the theorem in this
expository lecture, I will then explain why the result does not mean
what almost everyone has accepted for 50 years.  After a
reinterpretation and extension, it will then be shown how this result
has serious implications for all disciplines-- in particular,
engineering, astronomy, decision analysis, and so forth.
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General Research Talk
"Dark Matter: A Mathematician's Perspective"
Tuesday, April 20  11:25 am   E1 123
Abstract:
One of the more exciting scientific issues is the search for dark
matter.  A reason prompting this search is that the amount of mass in
a galaxy, or cluster of galaxies, is insufficient to keep rotating
particles from flying of to who knows where.  Interesting, but is this
true?  In this talk, the mathematics will be developed to cast doubt
on this concern.
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see you there!
Joe Millham

Administrative Assistant
Department of Applied Mathematics
Illinois Institute of Technology
Engineering-1 Room 208
10 W. 32rd St.
Chicago IL 60616
312.567.8984 (Phone)
312.567.3135 (Fax)




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