*Is algebra a spoilsport in mathematics?*

###### a public lecture by

## Professor Evgeny Khukhro

###### University of Lincoln

## Wednesday, 17 January 2018,

## 6:00-7:20 pm

###### Newton Lecture Theatre INB0114 in the Isaac Newton building, University of Lincoln

Is it the role of algebra to be taking fun out of mathematics? Starting from primary school level, there are numerous examples in which lively mathematical problems are “dried up” by algebra. Or could one experience a different, sublime kind of satisfaction from application of algebraic methods? I will discuss these questions both from the historical perspective and on the basis of personal experience.

Evgeny Khukhro is a Professor of Pure Mathematics in School of Mathematics and Physics of University of Lincoln. Evgeny received his PhD in 1980 in algebra from Novosibirsk University, Russia, and DSc (Habilitation) in 1988 in group theory from Sobolev Institute of Mathematics of Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences…