Mathematician to speak at Marshall March 10 and 11

JeffryHirstDr. Jeffry Hirst, professor of mathematics at Appalachian State University, will give two talks on computation and mathematics at Marshall next week.

On Monday, March 10,  Hirst will give a general audience talk on “Ada and Alan’s Theoretical Machines” at 4 p.m. in the Shawkey Room of the Memorial Student Center. In this talk, he will discuss the work of computability pioneers Ada Lovelace and Alan Turing.  On Tuesday, March 11, he will give a research talk on “Reverse Mathematics, Graphs, and Matchings” at 4 p.m. in Science Hall 465.  Additional information may be found at .

Hirst earned a Ph.D. in mathematics from Penn State University. His research on mathematical logic was recognized by a John Templeton Foundation grant in 2011. He is a named author on 35 research papers, and is the co-author of the textbook Combinatorics and Graph Theory.

Hirst is speaking at Marshall as part of the Advanced Research Initiative of the Department of Mathematics and College of Science. This program invites distinguished researchers to Marshall to speak to both general and specialized audiences and interact with graduate and undergraduate students.