## LEONIDAS ALAOGLU MEMORIAL LECTURE

### ROBERT STEINBERG

Professor Emeritus of Mathematics

University of California, Los Angeles

will deliver the

### 1998 Leonidas Alaoglu Memorial Lecture

*"A Selective History of Invariant
Theory"*

### Tuesday, March 3, 1998

4:15 p.m. // 151 Sloan

Robert Steinberg was born in Romania, but grew up from the age
of two in Canada. This was mostly in Toronto where he received
all of his formal education, culminating with a Ph.D. in
Mathematics written under the direction of Professor Richard
Bauer.

Dr. Steinberg gives an understated summary of his professional
career: "I then got a job in the UCLA Mathematics Department
and I've been there ever since, as an Emeritus since 1992, except
for sabbatical and other leaves at Princeton, Yale, M.I.T.,
Paris, London, Bombay and several other nice places.

"My wife Maria and I have also taken many trips here in
California, to the mountains and the deserts where we enjoy
climbing and hiking.

"Most of my research has been in group theory –
finite groups and algebraic groups and the relations between them
– and it includes some papers on invariant theory. Since it
is a beautiful area of mathematics, I have chosen it as the
subject of my talk."

*The Leonidas Alaoglu Memorial Lecture was
established by friends and family of the late Leonidas Alaoglu in
recognition of his great talents, distinguished contributions to
mathematics, and long friendship with Caltech. The Institute is
privileged to honor his memory with a lecture each year by an
outstanding mathematician.*

For more information, please contact Marge D'Elia at (626)
395-4334 or send e-mail to delia@cco.caltech.edu.

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