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Faculty Forum on abstraction in mathematics

March 10, 2011


Assistant Professor of Mathematics Ben Newton will present "Groups, Algebra, and the Role of Abstraction in Mathematics," as a Faculty Forum on Wednesday, March 16. Faculty and staff members are invited to attend.

"My main area of research in mathematics is in the field of group theory, which is usually placed within a larger branch of mathematics known as algebra,” Newton explains. “As implied by the name of the subject, the concept of abstraction will play an important role, and for this reason I will take some time to discuss mathematical abstraction itself, and some of the ways that I find value in the study of abstract ideas.”

A hot buffet lunch will be available for $3 beginning at noon. To assure a proper count, please RSVP to Csilla Macsari by Tuesday (March 15) by email at or at ext. 2263.