## Fall 2014 Mathematics Calendar

Mary Lou Zeeman presents: "Harnessing Math to Understand Tipping Points and Resilience"

September 10,
2014
12:00 PM
– 1:00 PM

Moulton Union, Main Lounge

FACULTY SEMINAR SERIES**Mary Lou Zeeman**, R. Wells Johnson Professor of Mathematics is the featured speaker. The title of her talk is:

**"Harnessing Math to Understand Tipping Points and Resilience."**Open to faculty and staff.

Buffet lunch $3, or bring your own lunch.

Fermat's Last Theorem

September 22,
2014
8:00 PM
– 9:00 PM

Searles Science Building, Room 315

This lecture centers on the solution of Fermat's Last Theorem, a mathematical assertion from the 17th century that was established by modern methods twenty years ago after resisting the efforts of professional and amateur mathematicians for 350 years. It will explain the formulation of the problem and recapitulate the history leading up to the announcement of a solution by Andrew Wiles in 1993 and the final step of the proof by Richard Taylor and Andrew Wiles in 1994. Some of the new mathematical ideas used in the proof will be summarized at the end of the lecture.

Ken Ribet will present the Cecil T. and Marion C. Holmes Mathematics Lecture sponsored by the Mathematics Department.

Ribet is a member of the editorial boards of several book series and research journals. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1977 and the National Academy of Sciences in 2000. He was awarded the Fermat Prize in 1989 and received an honorary PhD from Brown University in 1998. Ribet was inducted as a Vigneron d'honneur by the Jurade de Saint Emilion in 1988. He received his department's Distinguished Teaching Award in 1985.

Jack O'Brien presents: "Measuring Mixtures of Malaria: Statistics in the Battle Against Humanity's Greatest Plague"

October 7,
2014
12:00 PM
– 1:00 PM

Moulton Union, Main Lounge

FACULTY SEMINAR SERIES**John (Jack) D. O'Brien**, Assistant Professor of Mathematics is the featured speaker. The title of his talk is: "

**Measuring Mixtures of Malaria: Statistics in the Battle Against Humanity's Greatest Plague."**Open to faculty and staff.

Buffet lunch $3, or bring your own lunch.