Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Seminar

Topic: Euler's 36 officers
Speaker: Dean G. Hoffman, Professor of Mathematics, Auburn University
Date and time: Friday, July 20  2001, 12:00 noon
Location: CoRE Building, Room CoRE 301A, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ

Lunch will be served.

  In 1782, the Swiss mathematician Leonhard Euler posed a problem whose mathematical content at the time seemed about as much as that of a parlor puzzle. 178 years passed before a complete solution was found; not only did it inspire a wealth of mathematics, it is now a cornerstone of modern design theory.

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