### GEORGE MASON
UNIVERSITY

DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICAL
SCIENCES

COLLOQUIUM

APRIL 29, 2016

**Speaker: **
George Andrews, Pennsylvania State University

**Title: ***
Mathematical Perseverance, or, Try to Hear What the Mathematics
Is Trying to Tell You
*

**Abstract:**
I have over the years, often failed to follow the advice in my
subtitle. In this talk, I hope to describe several research projects
that ran aground because someone did not listen hard enough. I’ll begin
with Euler and end with a recent adventure taken from the pages of OEIS
(Online Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences).

**Time:** Friday, April 29, 2016, 3:30-4:20 p.m.

**Place:** Exploratory Hall, room 4106

**Refreshments** will be served at 3:00 p.m.

Department of Mathematical Sciences

George Mason University

4400 University Drive, MS 3F2

Fairfax, VA 22030-4444

http://math.gmu.edu/

Tel. 703-993-1460, Fax. 703-993-1491