Presentation by T. Christine Stevens
Professor Emerita, Saint Louis University, Associate Executive Director of American Mathematical Society
Operatic bass Jerome Hines, who died in 2003, sang at the New York Metropolitan Opera for over forty years. He was also a math major who retained a lifelong interest in mathematics. In the 1950’s he published several papers based on work that he had done as a student. Our speaker will focus on the first of these papers, which describes a new method for finding the solutions of an equation. She will also discuss Hines’ mathematical background and why he kept working on mathematics, even after he became a successful opera singer.
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