Peter Neumann has been appointed the Asprey Lecturer at Vassar College this spring.
The lecture series is in honor of Winifred Asprey '38, a Vassar graduate who taught mathematics and computer science at Vassar for 38 years before her retirement in 1982. Professor Asprey was one of the most admired members of the Vassar faculty and was nationally recognized as a spokesperson for mathematics and computer science. She founded Vassar's Computer Center in the mid 1960's - one of the first such at a liberal arts college. Professor Asprey continues to live in the Poughkeepsie area.
Previous Asprey lecturers from Britain have been Angus Macintyre, Roger Penrose and Michael Atiyah.