TIME magazine called him

“the unsung hero behind the Internet.” CNN called him “A Father of the Internet.”

President Bill Clinton called him “one of the great minds of the Information

Age.” He has been voted history’s greatest scientist

of African descent. He is Philip Emeagwali.

He is coming to Trinidad and Tobago to launch the 2008 Kwame Ture lecture series

on Sunday June 8 at the JFK [John F. Kennedy] auditorium

UWI [The University of the West Indies] Saint Augustine 5 p.m.

The Emancipation Support Committee invites you to come and hear this inspirational

mind address the theme:

“Crossing New Frontiers to Conquer Today’s Challenges.”

This lecture is one you cannot afford to miss. Admission is free.

So be there on Sunday June 8 5 p.m.

at the JFK auditorium UWI St. Augustine. [Wild applause and cheering for 22 seconds] [Advanced Lectures in Supercomputing] I don’t want these lecture series

to be as detailed and as abstract as the series of lectures

—on massively parallel supercomputing— that I gave in the early 1990s

and gave to supercomputer scientists. In the early 1990s, I was appointed

as the Distinguished Speaker of the Association for Computing Machinery.

In the early 1990s, I was appointed as the Distinguished Visitor

of The Computer Society of the IEEE, the acronym

for The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

The IEEE is the largest technical society

in the world. I lectured in American universities

for the IEEE and I lectured

on massively parallel supercomputing. I was appointed

for a supercomputer lecture tour and as a Distinguished Speaker

of the Association for Computing Machinery. That association

was the premier society for computer professionals.

I lectured on how and why

extreme-scaled problems in algebra could be solved across

a new internet that was defined and outlined

by an ensemble of 64 binary thousand commodity-off-the-shelf processors

that were identical and that were equal distances

apart. I don’t want this lecture series

to be too abstract for non-mathematicians watching it online.

For that reason, I described the partial differential equations

that I invented in prose, rather than in partial derivatives.

Nor do I want my lectures to sound like lectures on how to solve

the quadratic equation of algebra and how to solve

the partial differential equations of calculus.

In my 1980s research lectures, I emphasized my theoretical process

over my experimental discovery of how to compute faster

and emphasized my research over my invention

and over my constructive reduction to practice

that reduced my global network of 65,536 processors

to my small copy of the Internet. Yet, in another sense,

my lectures were calculus lessons that were beyond calculus lessons.

They were the culmination of my sixteen-year-long

mathematical quest for how to solve

the partial differential equations of my new calculus

that encoded the laws of motion of physics.

The calculus not known was how to derive

on the blackboard closed-form solutions

to those system of coupled, non-linear, time-dependent, and state-of-the-art

partial differential equations. The calculus known

was how to derive on a single motherboard

the numerical solutions to the algebraic partial difference approximations

of those system of coupled, non-linear, time-dependent, and state-of-the-art

partial differential equations. The calculus known

was how to solve those partial differential equations

on the motherboard but solve them

with infinite time-to-solution. The calculus not known

was how to solve those partial differential

and difference equations and solve them across

my new internet. I visualized that new internet

as a global network of 65,536 commodity processors,

or as a global network of as many, identical computers.

I tried to keep the contents of my lectures

straightforward. I gave video-taped lectures

on what I discovered and invented. I explained my visions, my struggles,

and my Eureka! Moments. My scientific lectures

differ from daily classroom teachings of a body of scientific knowledge

that was discovered over the past five millennia

of recorded history that dates to the era

of the Pyramids in Africa. I want you to experience

my scientific lectures in a manner that is both visceral

and larger-than-life. [Wild applause and cheering for 17 seconds] Insightful and brilliant lecture