October 6 lecture at Stanford
On Wednesday, October 6, our regular meeting will be replaced by a public lecture at Stanford University by Professor Terence Tao entitled "The Cosmic Distance Ladder". The lecture will be given at 7:30 pm on Wednesday October 6th, 2010 in Cubberley Auditorium on the Stanford campus.
Details about the lecture can be found here.
Terence Tao, professor of mathematics at the UCLA, was awarded the Fields Medal in 2006, the mathematical equivalent of the Nobel Prize. A native of Australia, Tao is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Salem Prize, the Bôcher Prize, the SASTRA Ramanujan Prize, the Clay Research Award, the Nemmers Prize, and, in 2010, the Pólya Prize.
In the citation for Tao's Fields Medal, the selection committee wrote:
Terence Tao is a supreme problem-solver whose spectacular work has had an impact across several mathematical areas. He combines sheer technical power, an other-worldly ingenuity for hitting upon new ideas, and a startlingly natural point of view...
Professor Tao’s lecture is part of a series of events sponsored by the Department of Mathematics. It is free and open to the public.
Parking at Stanfordis unrestricted and plentiful after 4:00pm. The following searchable campus map may be of use in planning your visit.