Mar 2

Math Across the Cannon Talk

Ken Oto from Emory University will be giving a talk.

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017
3:30 – 4:30 pm / Olin 141

Ken Ono

Talk #1:  Can't you just feel the Moonshine?
Time and Location:  3:30-4:30 p.m. in Olin 141 at Carleton College

Talk #2:  Gems of Ramanujan and their Lasting Impact on Mathematics
Time and Location:  7:00-8:00 p.m. St. Olaf's Viking Theater (Buntrock Commons 012)

Biography: Ken Ono is the Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Mathematics at Emory University. He is considered to be an expert in the theory of integer partitions and modular forms. He has been invited to speak to audiences all over North America, Asia and Europe. His contributions include several monographs and over 160 research and popular articles in number theory, combinatorics and algebra. He received his Ph.D. from UCLA and has received many awards for his research in number theory, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Packard Fellowship and a Sloan Fellowship. He was awarded a Presidential Early Career Award for Science and Engineering (PECASE) by Bill Clinton in 2000 and he was named the National Science Foundation’s Distinguished Teaching Scholar in 2005. In addition to being a thesis advisor and postdoctoral mentor, he has also mentored dozens of undergraduates and high school students. He serves as Editor-in-Chief for three journals and is an editor of The Ramanujan Journal.

Sponsors:  St. Olaf Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science Department.  Carleton College Mathematics and Statistics Department and the Michael Morrill Fund.

Sponsored by Mathematics and Statistics. Contact: Sue Jandro, x4360