Mathematician to lecture at WFU

Andrew Granville, a University of Georgia mathematician, will lecture at Wake Forest University on April 5 and 6.

Granville’s first talk, “Number Races,” will begin at 11 a.m. on April 5 in Calloway Hall, Room 17. He will give a second lecture titled, “Catalan’s Conjectures, Fermat’s Last Theorem, Other Equations, and ‘abc'” at 4 p.m. April 5 in Winston Hall, Room 126. The 4 p.m. lecture is geared toward a general audience.

The 11 a.m. talk and Granville’s third lecture, “Primes in the New Millennium,” at 4 p.m. April 6 in Calloway Hall, Room 17 are geared toward math students.

The Ivey and Nell Gentry Lectureship was established in 1987 by gifts from relatives of Ivey and Nell Gentry. Ivey Gentry was a professor of mathematics at Wake Forest from 1949-1989. The purpose of the lectureship is to bring to campus annually an outstanding scholar in mathematics. The lectures are hosted by Wake Forest’s department of mathematics.

The lectures are free and open to the public. For more information, call 758-5354.

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