**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.