Problem of the Week
Hilton Memorial Lecture
Prof. Vaughan Jones from Vanderbilt University will give the annual Peter Hilton Memorial Lecture for 2018. The lecture will be given on Thursday April 12, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. (the location is TBD). Vaughan Jones is Stevenson Distinguished Professor of Mathematics, at Vanderbilt University. For more see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaughan_Jones
Peter Hilton Memorial Lecture is an annual event in memory of Peter Hilton, 1923-2010, a member of the Binghamton Mathematics Department from 1982 until his death in November 2010. He was an internationally famous member of the mathematical community. His contributions included a major role in the code-breaking operation at Bletchley Park during World War II, where he worked with Alan Turing, and important research contributions to topology, homological algebra, elementary number theory, combinatorics, and polyhedral geometry, as well as mathematics education at all levels. A collection of memoirs by people who knew Peter has been published in the December 2011 issue of Notices of the American Mathematical Society.
Peter gave a talk to the department about his wartime codebreaking. You can watch it here.