Five Popular Lectures in Mathematics in Haifa There will be a series of 5 popular lectures in mathematics in Haifa (in Hebrew) beginning Monday, December 19, 2011, in conjunction with the exhibition on German-Jewish mathematicians showing at the Technion (PeKA Gallery) December 19, 2011 - January 10, 2012. The series consists of three lectures at the Technion, one at the Science Museum in Hadar, and one at the University. These are intended for a general audience, including high school students, in order to give a higher visibility to mathematics in the city. Please pass on this information to anyone who may be interested! The lectures (all in Hebrew) will be as follows (see links to below to pdf files for further details): 1) Monday, December 19, 2011 at 18:00 in Amado 232, the Technion: Prof. Moshe Baruch, "Congruent numbers and elliptic curves" The opening of the exhibition will take place immediately afterwards at the adjacent gallery. 2) Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at 15:00 in Hall 5, Agaf Ha-Hinukh, Madatech: Prof. Ron Aharoni, "The fourth Copernican revolution" 3) Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 12:10 in Rabin 6013, University of Haifa: Prof. David Blanc, "The Geometry of the Earth" 4) Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 9:00 in Butler Hall, Mosad Neeamn, the Technion: Prof. Daniel Hershkowitz, "On snakes, mice, and mathematical stability" 5) Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at 18:00 in Amado 232, the Technion: Dr. Eli Berger, "Graph Theory in aid of matchmaking". For more details see: <http://www.math.technion.ac.il/~techm/temp/20111219BARU.pdf> (PDF file in Hebrew and English) See also a one page PDF file announcement in Hebrew at: <http://www.math.technion.ac.il/~techm/temp/20111227AHAR.pdf> --------------------------------------------------------- Technion Math. Net (TECHMATH) Editor: Michael Cwikel <techm@math.technion.ac.il> To see today's activities and other future and past activities go to <http://www.math.technion.ac.il/~techm/today.html> Announcement from: David Blanc <blanc@math.haifa.ac.il> ----------