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.