Remembering Karl Menger
Inaugural IIT Karl Menger Lecture and Awards
Karl Menger On Monday, April 9, the Department of Applied Mathematics at IIT will host a half-day event to honor Professor Karl Menger, an outstanding mathematician of the twentieth century, and a former faculty member at IIT. Professor Karl Sigmund of the University of Vienna will deliver the Inaugural Karl Menger Memorial Lecture on "Menger, Games, and Morals" at 4:30 pm. The lecture will be preceded by a reception and followed by a ceremony awarding the IIT Karl Menger Student Award for exceptional scholarship. All are invited to attend.
R.S.V.P. by phone 312.567.5344 or by email: cronin AT iit DOT edu

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Memories of Karl Menger

Made possible with the generous support of the Menger family, IIT Department of Applied Mathematics, IIT Department of Institutional Advancement, and IIT alumni.

Monday April 9, 2007
Main Campus
12 noon
Welcome reception and light lunch
Hermann Union Building (HUB), lower level, Armour Dining Room
1:30 pm
Campus Tour
Leaves from IITRI Tower
Department Update
Will include a tribute to Professor Maurice (Jerry) Frank, retiring this spring after 30 years of service to IIT.
Engineering 1, 10 W. 32nd St., Room 242
4 pm
Pre-lecture reception: "Memories of Menger"
Wishnick Hall, 3255 S. Dearborn, Room 119
Karl Sigmund
4 :30 pm
Lecture: "Menger, Games, and Morals" delivered by Karl Sigmund, University of Vienna
A member of the Austrian Academy of Science, Professor Sigmund is an internationally known mathematician and a pioneer of evolutionary game dynamics. In recent years, he has been interested in the history of mathematics, especially the Vienna Circle. Professor Sigmund has co-edited the works of Karl Menger.
Wishnick Hall Auditorium, 3255 S. Dearborn, Room 113
Presentation of the IIT Karl Menger Award for exceptional scholarship by a student

On Wednesday, April 11, 2007, Karl Sigmund will meet students at IIT.

12:50pm - 1:40pm
Lunch with the Math Club
Lecture: "The Rock Paper Scissors Game for Adult Players"
E1 Room 121
4:30 pm
Lecture: "How to Have a Successful Career as a Mathematician"
A talk for graduate students
E1 Room 244

Campus Maps (including a Parking Map), Directions to IIT, and Transportation
Discounted Hotels for IIT visitors (Best Westerns are the best bet, followed by the Hyatt Regency McCormick), or try Club Quarters (we've been told $129/night; tell them you are with "Illinois Institute of Technology")

Memories of Karl Menger
In the Fall 2006 Newsletter, we requested students of Karl Menger to share their memories. Here are some that we received:

Anton Zettl

Werner Frank

John W. Neuberger

William Mahavier

Richard Swanson

Lester Senechal

Thomas Erber

Phyllis Kittel

George R. Marousek

To add your memories to this list, email newsletter AT math DOT or call 312.567.5344.


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