2023 McKnight-Zame Distinguished Lecture

University of Miami
Department of Mathematics

Bryna Kra

Bryna Kra

Sarah Rebecca Roland Professor of Mathematics,
Northwestern University
President of the American Mathematical Society
Member of the National Academy of Sciences

will present

The Legacy of Erdős in Dynamics

Thursday, March 30, 2023, 5:30pm
Newman Alumni Center, 6200 San Amaro Drive

Reception to follow the lecture
All interested persons are welcome to attend.

Abstract: Paul Erdős wrote almost 1500 papers with hundreds of collaborators: a measure of his lasting influence is the Erdős number, capturing how many collaborators it takes among mathematicians to reach Erdős. He was well-known for posing problems in combinatorics and number theory, offering monetary prizes for the solution of many questions. Some of these conjectures have had great influence in dynamical systems, creating connections with seemingly unrelated fields. We discuss these connections, highlighting finding hidden structures in large sets of integers, including the solution to some conjectures of Erdős this past year.

The McKnight-Zame Distinguished Lecture Series is made possible by a generous donation from Dr. Jeffry Fuqua (Ph.D., UM, 1972). These annual lectures are named in honor of Professor James McKnight, who directed Dr. Fuqua's Ph.D. thesis, and Professor Alan Zame, who was a close mentor of Dr. Fuqua.

Please RSVP at math.miami.edu/mzrsvp

Related Event: Professor Kra will also be giving a Mathematics Colloquium on March 31, 2023.