[ugrads] Remebering Karl Menger

Fred J. Hickernell fred at math.iit.edu
Thu Apr 5 10:24:30 CDT 2007

Dear AM students and colleagues,

As you should know, Karl Menger was an outstanding mathematician on  
the faculty of IIT for many years.  His family donated money to  
establish a lecture series in his honor.  On April 9-11, our  
department will host the inaugural Remembering Menger event.  Please  
check the website


for details.

o The main activities will be on Monday, April 9.  At 4:30 pm in  
Wishnick Auditorium the Karl Menger Memorial Lecture will be given by  
Karl Sigmund.  Prof. Sigmund's public lecture is titled

"Menger, Games, and Morals"

o After the lecture, we will present the Karl Menger Award for  
exceptional scholarship by a student.

o Preceding the lecture there will be a reception with refreshments  
in Wishnick Hall, Room 119.  We expect a number of alumni and friends  
of the department to join us.  This is a unique opportunity to  
connect with them.

o Karl Sigmund will also meet the Math Club for lunch on Wednesday,  
April 11, on the topic

"The Rock Paper Scissors Game for Adult Players"

o Later on Wednesday afternoon, Karl Sigmund will give a talk aimed  
at graduate students and undergraduate students interested in careers  
as mathematicians on the topic:

"How to Have a Successful Career as a Mathematician".

Please take advantage of these opportunities to remember Karl  
Menger's legacy and meet and hear Prof. Sigmund together with old and  
new friends of the Department of Applied Mathematics.

Best regards,

Fred J. Hickernell, Professor and Chair
Department of Applied Mathematics, Illinois Institute of Technology
E1 Bldg Rm 208, 10 West 32nd Street, Chicago, IL 60616
Email: fred at math.iit.edu, Web: www.iit.edu/~hickerne
Office Phone: 1 312 567 8983, Office Fax: 1 312 567 3135
Cell Phone: 1 630 696 8124

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