• Dr. Frank Morgan
On November 27, renowned mathematics scholar Frank Morgan will present a departmental talk on the story and joy of mathematics.

Morgan is the Webster Atwell Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at Williams College and editor-in-chief of Notices of the American Mathematical Society. He has variously taught at such campuses as Rice University, Stanford University, and Princeton University, and this fall, he is a visiting professor of mathematics at Baylor University. Morgan specializes in geometry, minimal surfaces, geometric measure theory, and the calculus of variations. “He’s a well-known professor who has done a lot for the mathematical community,” says Professor and Chair of Mathematics Fumiko Futamura. Assistant Professor of Mathematics John Ross agrees: “Frank Morgan is one of the mathematicians who I look up to a great deal in the fields of geometric measure theory and minimal surfaces,” he says. “He’s done a lot of amazing expository work in [explaining] the mathematics of minimal surfaces to audiences. It’ll be a very entertaining, informative, and inspiring talk.”

The half-hour departmental lecture, “Sharing the Joy of Mathematics,” will take place in Mood–Bridwell Hall at 4:00 p.m. on November 27.

The event is sponsored by the Department of Math and Computer Science.

Note: This event is NOT open to the public.