When: Fri., March 27, 4:30-5:30 p.m. 2015
Cornelis de Waal, philosophy, "Math, Fiction and the World: On the Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics." Most view mathematics, with its wildly exotic creations, as a product of the human mind. If so, how does it do so well in describing and predicting natural phenomena? Relationships between art, mathematics, logic and physics may provide the answer.