Steven J. Miller, Associate Professor of mathematics at Williams College, delivered the first Duke University Math Union (DUMU) guest lecture of the 2016-2017 year to an audience including nearly 50 undergraduates on Wednesday, September 7, 2016.. His talk, “Why the IRS cares about the Riemann Zeta Function and Number Theory (and why you should too!)” proved to be equally informative and entertaining. Afterwards, Miller, the director of a summer math research program at Williams, chatted with students about undergraduate research opportunities.
Slides of Professor Miller’s talk can be found at https://web.williams.edu/Mathematics/sjmiller/public_html/math/talks/Benford_GeneralIRSCares_Duke.pdf