Event Type:

Lonseth Lecture

Date/Time:

Tuesday, April 29, 2003 - 05:00

Guest Speaker:

John H. Ewing

Institution:

Executive Director American Mathematical Society

Abstract:

Computers don't operate using only bits and bytes to perform logic and arithmetic. They use sophisticated mathematics to perform many of the routine tasks you take for granted every time you turn on your machine. This talk will survey a small sample of that sophisticated mathematics, from an unsophisticated point of view.