Campus News

10.17.2018

Meet the Author Series with Jon Merzel, Professor of Mathematics

Jonathan Merzel, Professor of Mathematics, provided an extremely engaging talk entitled “The Space of Real Places on R (x, y)" in the Athenaeum Library on October 17, 2018.

Professor Merzel’s presentation was derived from his recently published article in Annales Mathematicae Silesianae and reflected years of collaborative work with a colleague at the University of Hawai’i. In so doing, Professor Merzel demonstrated a facility to translate the realm of pure mathematics for an audience comprised of both specialists and non-specialists. Professor Merzel’s emphasis on the role of “intuition” in his research stimulated a lively Q&A session.