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## Hotelling Lectures: Steven N. Evans, University of California – Berkeley

Steven N. Evans, Departments of Mathematics and Statistics, University of California at Berkeley Title: Some mathematical insights into aging and mortality Abstract: In 1825 Benjamin Gompertz noted that, to a reasonable approximation, mortality rates after maturity in the British population increased exponentially with age. This unexpected yet simple relationship has since been seen in many multi-cellular organisms. Recently, it has been observed that this exponential increase appears to level off in extreme old age. I will discuss ongoing work…

## Hotelling Lectures: Steven N. Evans, University of California – Berkeley

The fundamental theorem of arithmetic for metric measure spaces A metric measure space (mms) is a complete, separable metric space equipped with a probability measure that has full support. A fundamental insight of Gromov is that the space of such objects is much ``tamer'' than the space of complete, separable metric spaces per se because mms carry within themselves a canonical family of approximations by finite structures: one takes the random mms that arises from picking some number of points…