## AMUSE

**Date:** November 18, 2019

**Time:** 6:00PM - 7:00PM

**Location:** BLOC 220

**Speaker:** Irina Holmes, Dept of Mathematics, Texas A&M University

**Title:** *The Limitations of the Riemann Integral*

**Abstract:** As an analyst, I found myself paralyzed by the task of speaking about my research in any meaningful way without the knowledge of the Lebesgue integral and measure theory. So, I decided instead to motivate the need for yet another integral: we already have the Riemann integral, why do we need another one? The talk is meant to be accessible to undergraduate students, and the purpose is to reveal the limitations of the Riemann integral, and the ways that the Lebesgue integral comes to the rescue.