Mathematics without apologies. An unapologetic guided tour of the mathematical life

02/11/2016 - 16:00
02/11/2016 - 17:00
Speaker: 
Michael Harris Université Paris-Diderot, Columbia University
Location: 
Concordia Concordia University, Library Building, 9th floor, Salle/Room 921-04
Abstract: 

 What do pure mathematicians do, and why do they do it?  Looking beyond the conventional answers- for the sake of truth, beauty, and practical applications--this book offers an eclectic panorama of the lives and values and hopes and fears of mathematicians in the twenty-first century, assembling material from a startlingly diverse assortment of scholarly, journalistic, and pop culture sources.

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