SMS scnews item created by David Easdown at Fri 19 Oct 2018 1952
Type: Seminar
Modified: Sat 20 Oct 2018 0711
Distribution: World
Expiry: 25 Oct 2018
Calendar1: 25 Oct 2018 1500-1600
CalLoc1: Western Sydney University (Parramatta Campus)
CalTitle1: Stories you might use to show that mathematics is alive
Auth: de@c122-106-175-8.carlnfd1.nsw.optusnet.com.au (deas8489) in SMS-WASM

CRM Seminar

Stories you might use to show that mathematics is alive

Gagen

Centre for Research in Mathematics Seminar

Presenter: Terry Gagen (University of Sydney)

Title: Stories you might use to show that mathematics is alive

When/where: 15:00, Thursday 25 October 2018, EN Fishbowl (EN.1.45, Parramatta campus), Western Sydney University

Zoom: https://uws.zoom.us/j/7649344390 (Meeting ID: 764 934 4390)

Abstract: This is not a research seminar, I’m sorry to say. Too many students of mathematics really know nothing about its genesis, its history, its vitality. They think it’s dead. Too much mathematics for them runs on Definition, Lemma, Theorem, Proof lines. I have learned that good students can be enthused by hearing stories about mathematicians and mathematics. I say that these stories are ‘almost true’ and they are! I hope each person who attends learns something new from me. That’s my goal.


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