# 2001 Kieval Lecture

## 2001 Kieval Lecture

You are cordially invited to join us for the 2001 Kieval Lecture... Friday, November 9, 2001
Fun from Mathematics and Mathematics from Fun
Open to the public |

Richard Guy, Emeritus and Faculty Professor of the University of Calgary will deliver the 2001 Kieval lecture, *Fun from Mathematics and Mathematics from Fun.* The lecture will be an autobiographical history of combinatorial games. Combinatorics is the branch of mathematics that includes the enumeration of complicated configurations and patterns. The Kieval lecture will begin at 4:00 PM on November 9th in 251 Malott Hall. A reception will be held from 3:15-3:50 in the 5th floor lounge of Malott Hall.

Professor Guy has taught mathematics at all levels from kindergarten to post-graduate in Britain, Singapore, India and Canada. He has published over 250 papers and a dozen books, including *Winning Ways* with Elwyn Berlekamp and John Conway.

The Kieval lecture, designed for undergraduate students and members of the public who have a basic scientific and mathematical knowledge, is funded through a bequest of the late Dr. Harry S. Kieval '36. Kieval, a longtime professor of mathematics at Humboldt State University in Arcata, Calif., died in 1994.

Professor Guy will deliver another lecture titled *Unsolved Problems in Combinatorial Games* aimed at undergraduate and graduate mathematics students on November 12th at 4:30 PM in Malott Hall's Bache Auditorium. This lecture is sponsored by the department's NSF Vertical Integration in Research and Education (VIGRE) grant.

#### Biography for Richard Guy

Emeritus and Faculty Professor, The University of Calgary.

Richard K. Guy has taught mathematics at all levels from kindergarten to post-graduate in Britain, Singapore, India and Canada. Noyce Professor, Grinnell College, 2000. MAA Hedrick Lecturer, 1978. MAA Lester R. Ford Award, 1989. Honorary LlD, U of Calgary, 1991.

Published 250 papers and a dozen books, notably *Winning Ways* with Elwyn Berlekamp and John Conway, *The Book of Numbers* with John Conway, *Unsolved Problems in Number Theory, Unsolved Problems in Geometry* with Hallard Croft and Ken Falconer.

Organized AMS and MAA Short Courses and two MSRI workshops in Combinatorial Games, 1990, 1991, 1994, 2000.

Numerous editorial boards, including 25 years as editor of the Unsolved Problems section of the American Mathematical Monthly.

He and his wife love the mountains, have received the A. O. Wheeler award from the Alpine Club of Canada and have been patrons of the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides Ball.