The Department of Applied Mathematics at Illinois Institute of Technology celebrates the life, work, and legacy of Karl Menger with the annual Karl Menger Day. The day's events features the Menger Lecture, which a prominent researcher in the field of applied mathematics is invited to speak about their recent work. The guest lecturer typically holds a related seminar, and meets with current students.
The day's events also highlights the research conducted by current students enrolled in the department's academic programs. Students are invited to present their work to Menger Day visitors through a poster session. The Menger Awards presentation recognizes the exceptional scholarship by current students.
Karl Menger was a faculty member in the Department of Mathematics at Illinois Tech from 1946 to 1971, who influenced many students, fellow faculty members, and friends during his lifetime. Regarded as one of the finest mathematicians of the twentieth century, he made significant contributions to the fields of dimension theory, probability, economics, ethics, geometry, and calculus.
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