“James Joseph Sylvester: Jewish Mathematician in a Victorian World.”

This year’s Selig Brodetsky Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Professor Karen Parshall of the University of Virginia, who will speak on “James Joseph Sylvester: Jewish Mathematician in a Victorian World.” The lecture will be delivered on Wednesday 3 June at 5:30 in the MALL theatre in the School of Mathematics (Level 8) at the University of Leeds. It will be followed by a reception.

This series of annual lectures was established in memory of Selig Brodetsky (1888–1954), who occupied the Chair of Applied Mathematics at the University of Leeds from 1924 to 1948. Following Brodetsky’s death in 1954 a number of his friends and admirers founded the series of memorial lectures that bear his name. Each year a lecture is delivered that addresses some aspect of either Jewish studies or mathematics.

The lectures are organized by the Centre for Jewish Studies, in collaboration with the Centre for History and Philosophy of Science and the School of Mathematics.

Further information can be obtained from Dr Gregory Radick (email: [email protected], tel: +44 113 343 3269).