# 2007 Serge Lang Undergraduate Lecture

*The 2007 Serge Lang Undergraduate Lecture
will be delivered by John H. Conway, Princeton University, on March 6, 2008.*

MUSA and the Department of Mathematics, University of California, Berkeley, present

The 2007 Serge Lang Undergraduate Lecture

John H. Conway

Department of Mathematics

Princeton University

**"The Symmetries of Things"**

March 6, 2008

March 6, 2008

50 Birge - 4:10-5:00pm

**The possible kinds of symmetry for ordinary things in 3-dimensional space were classified more than a century ago, as were the kinds of symmetry possible for repeating patterns in the plane and 3-space, but it’s only recently become clear how we should have found them.**

*Abstract:*I’ll say how, and maybe discuss some of the other contents of the forthcoming book written jointly with Heidi Burgiel and Chaim Goodman-Strauss, which has the same title as this lecture.