de Brún Centre for Computational Algebra
National University of Ireland, Galway
Professor E. Zelmanov
Public lecture by Professor Efim Zelmanov
14 October, 2009, 3pm
NCBES Seminar Room, NUI Galway
The de Brún Centre for Computational Algebra is pleased to announce a forthcoming public lecture ‘Asymptotic properties of finite groups and finite dimensional algebras’ at National University of Ireland, Galway, by Professor Efim Zelmanov, member of the Advisory Board of the Centre.
Professor Zelmanov is one of the greatest algebraists of modern times. In 1994 he was awarded the Fields Medal (commonly known as the Nobel Prize for mathematicians) for his solution of the Restricted Burnside Problem — a fundamental algebraic conjecture that many leading mathematicians worked on throughout the 20th century. Professor Zelmanov has also solved classical long-standing questions in the theory of Lie Algebras and Jordan algebras.
He received the Collège de France Medal in 1992, and the Andre Aizenstadt Prize in 1996. He was elected, at the age of 47, to the National Academy of Sciences, USA, becoming the youngest member of the Academy’s Mathematics division.
Professor Zelmanov holds the Rita Atkinson Endowed Chair in Mathematics at the University of California, San Diego. Previously he was a Professor of Mathematics at Yale University.
The lecture by Professor Walter Feit, delivered at the 1994 Fields medal award ceremony in Zürich, contains more details..
The lecture will take place in the NCBES Seminar Room, Orbsen Building.
Admission is free.
Tea/coffee reception starts at 2.30pm in the foyer of the building.
Professor Zelmanov at Groups St Andrews in Galway’93 photo
NUI Galway press release here
Podcast of the Public Lecture is available here
We are grateful to Fiona Concannon (CELT) and Ruth Hynes (Press Office) for assistance with organizing the Public Lecture.
To contact us:
Further information is available from Dr Dane Flannery
Phone: 091 493587