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# Michigan Mathematics Bicentennial Lecture: Some Perspectives on Mathematics and Applied Mathematics

## February 15, 2017 @ 4:10 pm - 6:00 pm

### East Hall Auditorium

**Professor Stephen Smale**

Professor of Mathematics

University of California, Berkeley

Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1957

Fields Medal, International Mathematical Union, 1966

Member, National Academy of Sciences, 1970

National Medal of Science, 1996

**Some Perspectives on Mathematics and Applied Mathematics**

I would like to deal with the problem of being neither an applied mathematician nor a pure mathematician, yet feel that I am a mathematician. Historical examples such as Newton, von Neumann, Turing and Watson-Crick will be discussed. Also I will try to understand what I am doing now (mathematics?). I will go back to my Ann Arbor days 1948-1956 in these discussions.

A reception for Professor Smale will be held immediately following the lecture in the Mathematics Department second floor atrium.

**Sponsored by the Department of Mathematics, the LSA Bicentennial Theme Semester**

**and the Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics**

https://goo.gl/vBIRIT