## Five talks on the Poincaré Conjecture## John Morgan## Columbia University |

**When: **

**Where: MBI
Lecture Hall (MA240)**

** Mathematics
Department**

** Ohio
State University**

** 231
W. 18 ^{th} Ave.**

**Streaming Video of the Lectures (RealOne
Player
Required):**

Professor John Morgan is well known, not only for his mathematical research in topology and algebraic geometry, but also as a superb expositor of mathematics to general mathematical audiences. Professor Morgan will tell the modern mathematical story of the Poincaré Conjecture: Thurston Geometrization, Hamilton’s ‘Ricci flow’ method, leading up to the Perelman’s proposed proof. Talks will be informal and relatively self-contained. For further information, contact:

Herb Clemens
__clemens@math.ohio-state.edu__

Mike Davis
__mdavis@math.ohio-state.edu__