The 29th Annual Owens Lecture with Dr. Francis Su

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Dr. Francis Su, Benediktsson Professor of Mathematics, Harvey Mudd College

Dr. Francis Su will be the lecturer at the Department of Mathematics' 29th Owens Lecture. 

Francis Su is the Benediktsson-Karwa Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College and a former president of the Mathematical Association of America. In 2013, he received the Haimo Award, a nationwide teaching prize for college math faculty, and in 2018 he won the Halmos-Ford writing award.

His research in geometric combinatorics includes many papers co-authored with undergraduates. His work has been featured in Quanta Magazine, Wired, and the New York Times. His book Mathematics for Human Flourishing (2020), winner of the 2021 Euler Book Prize, o↵ers an inclusive vision of what math is, who it’s for, and why anyone should learn it.

The lecture will take place at 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6 in the Science Hall. The coffee will be served before the start of the lecture at 2:30 p.m. 

The Owens Lecture is named for the late Owen G. Owens, a former professor of mathematics at Wayne State University. The Lecture is supported by the Owens Fund, which was established by the family of Professor Owens.

For more information, please contact the Department of Mathematics at 313-577-2479 or at math@wayne.edu.

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