**I**n
May 2000, at the College de France in Paris, The
Clay Mathematics Institute of Cambridge Massachusetts (CMI)
announced seven
"Millennium Prize Problems", designating a $7 million prize
fund for the solution to these problems, with $1 million allocated
to each. The Department of Mathematics is pleased to announce
a series of seven general audience evening lectures, "The Millennium
Lectures", based on the "Millennium Prize Problems."

**T**he
aim is to explain to a wide audience the historical background
to these problems, why they have resisted many years of serious
attempts to solve them, and the roles these problems play in modern
mathematics. The lecture series will run throughout the Spring
Semester 2001 on the campus of The University of Texas, and will
be given by members of Departments of Mathematics and Computer
Science.

**E**ach
lecture will be introduced by Professor John
Tate, who helped announce the "Millennium Prize Problems",
and will be followed by a reception.