Ron Graham UCSD - Computers and Mathematics: Problems and Prospects

Contact Name: 
Jenna Whitney
Date: 
Mar 21, 2008 3:00pm - 4:30pm

AVAYA Audtiorium ACES Building

Abstract:
There is no question that the recent advent of the modern computer ha

s had a dramatic impact on what mathematicians do and on how they do it. Ho

wever there is increasing evidence that many apparently simple problems ma

y in fact be forever beyond any conceivable computer attack. In this talk

I will describe a variety of mathematical problems in
which computers ei

ther have had may have or will probably never have a significant role in t

heir solutions.