Soifer presents at international conference

By Staff

Alex Soifer, professor in interdepartmental studies at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, presented “Van der Werden and Heisenberg: The Story of One Friendship” at the 43rd Southeastern International Conference on Combinatorics, Graph Theory and Computing, March 5-9 at Florida International University.

Van der Waerden was a Dutch mathematician who worked as a professor in Nazi Germany. Heisenberg was a 1932 Nobel Prize laureate for creating quantum mechanics who headed the Nazi atomic bomb and nuclear reactor programs.