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Greek Conference Honors Mathematician
For Binghamton University mathematician Thomas Farrell’s 70th birthday, friends and colleagues organized a conference on the Greek island of Samos, where Pythagoras was born. Mathematicians from around the world gathered to discuss geometry and topology and to relax on the beach.
An article for Binghamton University’s Discover-e magazine recaps the conference and discusses Farrell’s contributions to topology, namely his contribution to what became known as the Farrell-Jones Conjecture.
“Birthday conferences are a longstanding tradition in mathematics, but they’re not thrown for everybody...Farrell received this special honor because his work revolutionized the field of topology — an area of mathematics that explores the deformation of theoretical geometric objects.”
Read the full article from Discover-e.
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