On Friday, April 12, 2019, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University at Albany, SUNY, will host its eighth Maheshwari Colloquium, endowed in honor of Man Mohan and Asha Devi Maheshwari by Raj Maheshwari, ’83.
The speaker will be Ken Ono, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Mathematics at Emory University, and the title of his lecture will be:
“Why does Ramanujan, ‘The Man Who Knew Infinity,’ matter?”
The colloquium will begin at 4:00 p.m. in Lecture Center 23 (directions).
Refreshments will be served from 3:15 p.m. just outside the auditorium.
Ken Ono is the Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Mathematics in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Emory University. He earned his B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Chicago and his Ph.D. from UCLA. He has served as a chaired professor at Penn State, the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and Emory University. His research, which spans over 170 publications with appearances in the Annals of Mathematics and Inventiones, has been recognized with numerous awards including an NSF CAREER grant, a David and Lucile Packard Fellowship, a Presidential Early Career Award from former President Bill Clinton, a Guggenheim Fellowship, election as an Inaugural Fellow of the American Mathematical Society in 2012 and as Vice President in 2018. In addition to his talents as a researcher, Ken Ono is a renowned expositor with recognition as the MAA George Polya Distinguished Lecturer and recent winner of the Prose Award for Best Scholarly Book in Mathematics. His passion for developing and sharing the ideas of Ramanujan traces from his earliest research work to his recent role as technical consultant on the film “The Man Who Knew Infinity,” starring Dev Patel and Jeremy Irons.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the organizers, Marius Beceanu, Yunglong Feng, and Antun Milas.
Previous Maheshwari Colloquia: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.