|Mike Naylor and Endre Szemerédi|
I was invited to be the guest speaker in conjunction with this event. I presented a 30 minute math entertainment show for a crowd of excited 6th graders to open for the star of the day who talked with the children and later gave a public lecture of his own (at a somewhat higher level than mine!) It was quite an honor, and quite a lot of good fun as well! I met Endre and his wife and a host of officials including the mayor of Tromsø, the chancellor of education, and the president of the Norwegian Royal Science Academy. After lunch and the lectures, we visited the Polar Museum and then met for dinner and drinks later.
It was a very special day, in a very beautiful and enchanting city.