Together the two talks will last a bit over an hour.

Manfred Schroeder served as a distinguished member of the research staff of AT&T Bell Laboratories for 33 years. From 1958 to 1969 he was Director of Acoustic and Speech Research at the labs. Since 1969, he has divided his time between the US and the Univerity of Goettigen, Germany, where he is Professor of Physics. Dr. Schroeder is also a founding member of the Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustic/Musique (IRCAM) of the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Dr. Schroeder is noted for his fundamental research in concert hall acoustics. He is holder of 45 US patents for inventions in various fields. He won the Gold Medal of the Audio Engineering Society and the Lord Rayleigh Medal in 1972 and 1987 respectively. Among his most notable inventions are concert hall diffusers that employ reflection phase gratings based on number theoretic principles. In addition to numerous papers, Dr. Schroeder has authored the following three books:

Computer Speech: Recognition, Compression, Synthesis (Springer Series in Information Sciences, 35 Springer-Verlag 1999

Fractals, Chaos, Power Laws: Minutes from an Infinite Paradise W. H. Freeman 1991

Number Theory in Science and Communication: With Applications in Cryptography, Physics, Digital Information, Computing, and Self Similarity 2nd Enlarged Edition Springer-Velag (Corrected printing 1990)

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Friday, January 23, 2004, 10:00pm to Saturday, January 24, 2004 12:00am