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The Unlikely Friendship of Math and Science

Ben Orlin
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
5:30-6:30 PM
1324 East Hall Map
Abstract: On the one hand, there's science: the clear-eyed, hard-nosed, the pragmatic empiricist. On the other hand, there's math: the poet, the dreamer, the hunter of wild abstractions. How do these two intellectual traditions regard one another? And why is it that the most useless-sounding math - from knot theory to meta-logic to non-Euclidean geometry - often turns out to be the most useful? Prerequisites: basic human curiosity; tolerance for bad drawings; the willingness to participate in a silly debate. In short: all are welcome!
Building: East Hall
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
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Source: Happening @ Michigan from Department of Mathematics