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Gentry Lectures to be presented Nov. 30 and Dec. 1

Mark Newman of the University of Michigan will present the Gentry Lectures on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1.

The lectures are free and open to the public.

The first lecture will be presented at 4 p.m. Nov. 30 in Pugh Auditorium, Benson University Center.  The lecture’s title is “Epidemics, Erdos Numbers, and the Internet: The New Science of Networks.”  A reception will be held at 3 p.m. in Manchester Hall, Room 336.

The second will be presented at 11 a.m. Dec. 1 in Kirby Hall, Room B02.  The lecture’s title is “Structure, Phase Transitions, and Belief Propagation in Networks.”

At Michigan, Newman is the Anatol Rapoport Distinguished University Professor of Physics and a professor in the university’s Center for the Study of Complex Systems.  Among other honors, he is a 2016 John S. Guggenheim Fellow in Applied Mathematics and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.  He also was the recipient of the 2014 Lagrange Prize.

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