2008 Spring
Eastern Meeting
New York, NY, March 1516, 2008 (Saturday  Sunday)
Meeting #1036
Associate secretary:
Lesley M. Sibner, AMS, lsibner@duke.poly.edu
Special Erdős Memorial Lecture The next Erdős Memorial Lecture will be given by William Timothy Gowers, University of Cambridge, at this meeting on Saturday, March 15. Title: Decomposing bounded functions Abstract: Many results in the new and rapidly growing area of arithmetic combinatorics concern, in one way or another, the general problem of writing a function $f$ as a linear combination of other functions with prescribed properties. I shall discuss several results of this kind, explaining why they are important and giving some idea of how they can be proved. Short biography: Timothy Gowers was born in Marlborough, England
in 1963. He was an undergraduate and research student at Cambridge University,
receiving his PhD in 1990 under the supervision of Béla Bollobás.
His early research was in the geometry of Banach spaces, and included
the solutions of two problems posed by Banach himself. More recently he
has worked in arithmetic combinatorics, and especially the circle of ideas
surrounding Szemerédi's theorem. He was awarded a European Mathematical
Society prize in 1996 and a Fields medal in 1998, and became a Fellow
of the Royal Society in 1999. Updated, 1/16/07, pop@ams.org 

