Event Type:

Lonseth Lecture

Date/Time:

Thursday, May 25, 1995 - 05:00

Guest Speaker:

Ronald L. Graham

Institution:

AT&T Bell Labs

Abstract:

There is no question that the recent advent of the modern computer has had a dramatic impact on what mathematicians do and how they do it. However, there is increasing belief that many apparently simple problems may in fact be forever beyond any conceivable computer approach. In the talk I will describe a variety of mathematical problems in which computers either have had, may have or will probably never have a significant role in their solutions.