Victor M. Bearg Science and Humanity Lecture
Co-Hosted by the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences and Mellon College of Science
The Victor M. Bearg Science and Humanity Lecture is sponsored by Mellon College of Science alumnus Victor M. Bearg, who earned a bachelor’s degree in physics from Carnegie Mellon University in 1964 and a master’s degree from Rutgers in 1970. Bearg worked at Princeton University as a systems programmer for 41 years, his entire career, retiring in 2006. He has been a long-time supporter of Carnegie Mellon. Through his generosity, the university is able to provide this lecture and a lecture series in neuroscience; support students with the Bearg Fellowship; and is home to the Victor Bearg Physics Museum.
2023 Victor M. Bearg Lecture in Science and Humanity
Author and Distinguished University Professor in Mathematics, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
What If We Built The Universe Using Only Math?
5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 26, 2023
McConomy Auditorium, Cohon University Center
Carnegie Mellon University
Mathematician and novelist Manil Suri defends the thesis of his new book, The Big Bang of Numbers: How to Build the Universe Using Only Math, by answering questions posed by an interdisciplinary panel of CMU faculty. His "thesis committee" includes:
About Manil Suri
Manil Suri's last thesis defense at CMU was 40 years ago, for his Ph.D. He is a distinguished university professor in mathematics at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He is the author of three award-winning novels, including The Death of Vishnu, which have been cumulatively translated into 27 languages. He is a former contributing opinion columnist at the New York Times, for which he has written several essays on mathematics. His new book, The Big Bang of Numbers: How to Build the Universe Using Only Math will be available at the event.
We will have 15 copies of the book to giveaway.