Problem of the Week
Hilton Memorial Lecture
Prof. Doug Ravenel (Rochester) gave the Third Peter Hilton Memorial Lecture on Thursday, April 10, 2014.
Peter Hilton, 1923-2010, was 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.