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K-State Today

January 24, 2012



Emory University professor to give 23rd Isidore & Hilda Dressler lecture today

By Reta McDermott

Ken Ono, Asa Griggs Candler professor of mathematics at Emory University, will give the 23rd Isidore and Hilda Dressler lecture today at 2:30 p.m. in 102 Cardwell Hall. The lecture is titled "Adding and Counting Time."

Ono will explain how the simple task of adding and counting has fascinated many of the world's leading mathematicians: Euler, Ramanujan, Hardy, Rademacher, Dyson, to name a few. And as is typical in number theory, many of the most fundamental (and simple to state) questions have remained open. In 2010, Ono, with the support of the American Institute for Mathematics and the National Science Foundation, assembled an international team of distinguished researchers to attack some of these problems.

Come hear Professor Ono speak about their findings: new theories which solve some of the famous old questions.