3:00 p.m., Wednesday (December 8, 2004)
Math Annex 1100
Departments of Mathematics and Computer Science
196884 = 196883 + 1 and the wonders of moonshine
We will explain what ``Monstrous Moonshine" is and cover connections
with lattices, Hecke operators, modular forms, and much more, ending
with speculation on Witten's 24-dimensional monstrous spin manifold
(Hirzebruch, Berger, and Jung: Manifolds and modular forms).
This talk is for those with no prior knowledge of the topic.
Refreshments will be served at 2:45 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge,
Math Annex (Room 1115).