Sue Swartz, the wife of Bruce Solomon *83, is working on a biographical project related to Solomon Lefschetz, and has found a short film about his work in the Princeton library. Professor Kohn has arranged for us to show this film, “Fixed Points”, this Thursday, May 9, at 3pm in Fine 314. The film will run for 60 minutes, followed by 30 minutes for discussion.
A summary of the film: Lecturer Solomon Lefschetz uses many geometric examples to describe how his magic number applies in determining whether a surface has the fixed point property. Includes an informal chat in which Professors Leon Cohen, Shizuo Kakutani, and A.W. Tucker discuss the history of topology and mathematics with Professor Lefschetz.