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Open Seminar: Caratheodory and Metropolis: Two Greek Giants of 20th Century Mathematics
Title:
Open Seminar: Caratheodory and Metropolis: Two Greek Giants of 20th Century Mathematics
When:
04.08.2016 19.00 h
Where:
Greek Centre Melbourne (Mezzanine) - Melbourne
Category:
Education

Description

Where: Greek Centre, Mezzanine, 168 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
Lecturer:
Anastasios Panagiotelis
Entry: FREE

Synopsis

It is widely accepted that Greeks played a major role in the development of mathematics in ancient times. 

Although more contemporary Greek mathematicians may not be as famous as Pythagoras, Archimedes and Euclid, their contributions have nevertheless been profound.

This lecture will discuss the lives and achievements of two great Greek mathematicians of the 20th Century.

The first is Constantin Caratheodory (Κωνσταντίνος Καραθεοδωρής), who was born and spent most of his academic career in Germany but was also the Founding Dean of the short lived Ionian University of Smyrna during the early 1920s. 

The second is Nicholas Metropolis (Νικόλαος Μητρόπουλος), who was born in Chicago in 1915, worked on the Manhattan Project and was instrumental in developing some of the world's first digital computers. 

In addition to celebrating their achievements, the lecture will also highlight how these two diaspora Greeks connected to their roots through mathematics and science, which have an enduring and vital presence in Greek history and culture.


Bio

Anastasios Panagiotelis is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics at Monash University. 

He was born in Sydney and undertook both undergraduate and doctoral studies at the University of Sydney.  After completing his PhD in 2009, he was awarded the Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship and carried out post-doctoral research in the Faculty of Mathematics at the Technical University of Munich. 

His research involves the development and application of statistical and mathematical models to problems in business and economics.  Much of his research uses the Metropolis algorithm.  He has been at Monash since 2011.


Sponsors

We'd like to thank the following donors: Dr George Stabelos.

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We also thank the following corporate sponsors:

2016 seminar sponsors

Venue

Venue:
Greek Centre Melbourne (Mezzanine)   -   Website
Street:
168 Lonsdale Street
Postcode:
3000
Suburb:
Melbourne
State:
VIC
Country:
Country: au

The Mezzanine floor (press "M" in the elevator) of Greek Centre Melbourne - located at the corner of Lonsdale and Russell streets in Melbourne, Australia.

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