# 2003 Tarski Lectures

*The 2003 Tarski Lectures will be delivered by Ralph McKenzie on March 31, April 2, and April 4.*

Department of Mathematics, University of California, Berkeley, presents

The Fifteenth Annual 2003 Tarski Lectures

*Ralph McKenzie*

Distinguished Professor of Mathematics

Vanderbilt University

and

Professor Emeritus of Mathematics

University of California, Berkeley

**Algebras, Lattices, and Arithmetic Classes: From Boole to Tarski, and Beyond**

**"What is General Algebra? Origins and Influences"**

Monday, March 31

Monday, March 31

60 Evans Hall, 4:10pm-5:00pm

**"Defining and Recognizing Structure in General Algebras; Congruence Lattices are the Key to Deep Results"**

Wednesday, April 2

Wednesday, April 2

60 Evans Hall, 4:10pm-5:00pm

**"Congruence Theory Resolves the Tarski Problem and Throws Light on Many Difficult Questions"**

Friday, April 4

Friday, April 4

60 Evans Hall, 4:10pm-5:00pm