### Gopal Prasad Collegiate Professorship Lecture

The University of Michigan, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts is pleased to announce the

Raoul Bott Collegiate Professorship in Mathematics Inaugural Lecture

**Arithmetic in Geometry
**Given by

**Gopal Prasad**

4:10 P.M. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2014 | RACKHAM AMPHITHEATER

*Lecture and reception open to the public.*

About the lecture:

In this talk, after some historical remarks about the role played by geometry in the development of mathematics (arithmetic in particular), inevitability of certain mathematical developments, and speculation about whether our mathematics is unique, I will describe how arithmetic has played an important role in my recent work on construction and classification of certain very interesting algebraic surfaces and in the study and solution of Mark Kac’s famous question “Can one hear the shape of a drum?” in differential geometry. My work uses algebraic, analytic, and transcendental number theory.

For questions, contact Anne Hart at annehart@umich.edu or 734.615.6449

### Huntington Memorial Gathering

The University of Michigan Department of Mathematics hosted a memorial gathering on Friday, April 11, 2014 to honor Professor Curtis Huntington who passed away in October, 2013. The memorial took place in the Michigan Union Ballroom on the campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Curtis E. Huntington Honorary Fund endowment (allocation 572235). This fund constitutes a gift for endowment and distributions from this fund will be made in accordance with the University of Michigan's existing endowment distribution policy. Checks may be mailed to the University of Michigan Department of Mathematics, 530 Church Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1043. Online giving is available. Put 572235 in the “Write In” box, and the amount in the box below that.