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Thursday, May 25, 2006

Thursday May 25, 2006

Filed under: General — m759 @ 4:40 PM

Order and Ennui

Meanwhile, back at the Institute for Advanced Study:

May 25, 4:40 PM —
Research Seminar
(Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) —
Pirita Paajanen,
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem:
Zeta functions of
finitely generated infinite groups

Some background cited by Paajanen:

M.P.F. du Sautoy, “Zeta functions of groups: The quest for order versus the flight from ennui,” Groups St Andrews 2001 – in Oxford, Volume 1, CUP 2003.

Those who prefer the showbiz approach to mathematics (the flight from ennui?) may enjoy a website giving further background from du Sautoy.

1 Comment

  1. ennui isn’t that the first race of beings to colonize on this planet? 😉

    Comment by NickyJett — Thursday, May 25, 2006 @ 5:23 PM

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