# Colloquium by Barry Simon: "Tales of Our Forefathers"

**2019-06-25**

On Wednesday, August 21st the world-renowned mathematical physicist, Prof. Barry Simon, will visit Lund University and give a colloquium talk entitled "Tales of Our Forefathers". The talk will take place in the Hörmander Auditorium from 14.00-15.30 and is of interest to all mathematicians as well as students in mathematics. The abstract of the talk reads as follows:

"This is not a mathematics talk but it is a talk for mathematicians. Too often, we think of historical mathematicians as only names assigned to theorems. With vignettes and anecdotes, I'll convince you they were also human beings and that, as the Chinese say, "May you live in interesting times" really is a curse."

After the talk, the math dept will serve refresments in the lounge on the 4th floor.