Conrey to Speak on The Riemann Hypothesis

picture of conreyJ. Brian Conrey, The American Institute of Mathematics, will deliver the MAA Lecture for Students on Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m. to 1:50 p.m. He will speak on The Riemann Hypothesis. This lecture will be held in Room 6AB, San Diego Convention Center.

microphoneListen to Brian Conrey talk with MAA Editorial Assistant Ryan Miller about his address.

Dr. J. Brian Conrey is the founding Executive Director of the American Institute of Mathematics (AIM). In this position, he oversees AIM's operations and helps to initiate programs that further AIM's goal of solving problems through focused collaborative efforts.

Conrey received his Bachelor of Science from Santa Clara University, his doctorate from the University of Michigan and conducted his Postdoctoral studies at the University of Illinois and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.

He was a mathematics Professor at Oklahoma State University, serving as Head of Department from 1991 - 1997. He joined AIM in 1997. In 2005, he also became a Professor at the University of Bristol.

Conrey's mathematical specialty is Number Theory and he has a particular interest in the nearly 150 year-old Riemann Hypothesis. He has published more than 50 research papers and serves as an editor of the Journal of Number Theory.

He has helped launch several outreach programs for students interested in mathematics, including the San Jose Math Circle, MathCounts in Morgan Hill, and the Math Mardi Gras and has been involved in several REU programs working with undergraduates doing research.

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