The Dennes Room

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Fri Apr 19, 2019
60 Evans Hall, 4:10–5:15 PM
Logic Colloquium
Martin Davis (Courant Institute, NYU)
Encounters with infinity

I will survey some examples of mathematical developments that have led to reassessments of philosophical attitudes with respect to the infinite. I will also discuss the impact of Gödel undecidability on mathematical practice.