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Distinguished Lecture in Mathematics will feature MIT professor Strang

A noted mathematician from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will deliver the 2007 Distinguished Lecture in Mathematics at Georgia Southern University.

Professor Gilbert Strang will present the lecture on Thursday, April 19, at 6 p.m. in College of Information Technology Building Room 1004.

‘Teaching and Learning Computational Science and Engineering” is the title of Strang’s lecture, which is free and open to the public. The lecture will be preceded by a reception with refreshments at 5:30 p.m.

Strang is a professor of mathematics at MIT, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and an honorary fellow of Balliol College. His research interests include linear algebra, numerical analysis, partial differential equations, wavelets and filter banks, applied mathematics and engineering mathematics.

Strang has earned numerous honors, including the Distinguished University Teacher award from the Northeastern Section of the Mathematical Association of America in 2006, and the von Neumann Prize Medal of the U.S. Association of Computational Mechanics in 2005.

Strang has published six textbooks and served as an editor for 20 mathematics journals. In addition, he has chaired the U.S. National Committee on Mathematics and served as president of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

The Distinguished Lecture in Mathematics at Georgia Southern is an annual event sponsored by the Allen E. Paulson College of Science and Technology and the Department of Mathematical Sciences.

For more information, visit http://math.georgiasouthern.edu/math/seminar or call (912) 681-5390.

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