The Pi Mu Epsilon

The annual Pi Mu Epsilon Banquet is scheduled for April 19, 2002. This year's speaker will be Dr. Harold P. Boas, Editor, Notices of the American Mathematical Society and  Professor of Mathematics, Texas A&M University. Dr. Boas' talk is entitled

"The Legacy of Archimedes''

Abstract: Renowned as the greatest scientist of antiquity, Archimedes
of Syracuse is best remembered today for his fundamental
contributions to mechanics and to hydrostatics. This talk
emphasizes the mathematics of Archimedes by highlighting
three of his geometrical problems: namely, the tombstone,
the birdcage, and the shoemaker's knife.
 
 

 


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