Event Detail

Event Type: 
Lonseth Lecture
Date/Time: 
Tuesday, May 16, 2000 - 05:00

Speaker Info

Institution: 
Noted Mathematical Historian and Biographer
Abstract: 

Almost thirty years after his death, Richard Courant remains a highly controversial figure in mathematics, complex and contradictory; but the message he emphasized throughout his long career was one that he had absorbed in his youth in Gottingen from David Hilbert and Felix Klein--the underlying unity of all the mathematical sciences, pure and applied.