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Michael J. Barany – Invidious Comparisons: International Politics, the Fields Medal, and the Past, Present, and Future of Mathematics, 1936-1966

October 11, 2017, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fayerweather Hall Room #513, Columbia University, 1180 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10027 United States

First presented in 1936, the Fields Medal quickly became one of mathematicians' most prestigious, famous, and in some cases notorious prizes. Because its deliberations are confidential, we know very little about the early Fields Medals. This talk will analyze newly discovered letters from the 1950 and 1958 Fields Medal committees.

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CANCELLED Angela Yu – Computational Modeling of Human Face Processing

October 11, 2017, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
TBA, TBA - Please check back soon United States

Dr. Angela Yu will discuss their recent work using a statistical framework (the Active Appearance Model, AMM) to model human face processing.

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