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Dates: Friday and Saturday, 20-21 November 2015, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Rutgers University – Newark, Conklin Hall, Room 100,
175 University Avenue, Newark, NJ 07102

The Rutgers–Newark Junior Number Theory Days are a two-day workshop in Number Theory, where the speakers are either PhD students who are graduating, or post-docs who recently graduated. It aims to bring together strong, promising young researchers in Number Theory and neighboring fields, and to give them an opportunity to showcase their work.

If you plan to attend the workshop and/or Friday dinner, please sign up here to help us with catering arrangements. Not required for speakers.

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Public lecture and book signing: Michael Harris
(Columbia University and Université Paris Diderot)
Friday 20 November, 5:30pm
Mathematics without Apologies: Portrait of a Problematic Vocation

What is it that mathematicians do, and why do they do it? Reflecting on the practice of mathematical research “without apologies” (an allusion to G.H. Hardy’s 1940 Mathematician’s Apology), Professor Michael Harris sheds a more nuanced light on the vocation than is suggested by the epithets good, true and beautiful usually attributed to it, and discusses the issue of social responsibility.