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LOGICOMIX on Mon., Oct. 19, 5:15pm at UC Berkeley

From: Peter
Sent on: Friday, October 16, 2009 6:52 PM
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The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute
In collaboration with
The UC Berkeley Departments of Mathematics and Computer Science

The Life, Loves, and Logical Struggles of Bertrand Russell, and the
other Great Logicians who wrestled with the elusive goal of placing
mathematical reasoning on a Firm Foundation.

A discussion of the graphic novel Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth,
by Apostolos Doxiadis and Christos H. Papadimitriou, with art by
Alecos Papadatos and Annie Di Donna, New York, Bloomsbury USA 2009.


Christos Papadimitriou, C. Lester Hogan Professor of Computer Science,
co-author of Logicomix and of Elements of the Theory of Computation,
and author of Turing (A Novel about Computation)


Paolo Mancosu, Professor of Philosophy, author of From Brouwer to
Hilbert: The Debate on the Foundations of Mathematics in the 1920s

moderated by

Robert Bryant, Professor of Mathematics, and Director of the
Mathematical Sciences Research Institute.

TIME: Monday, October 19, at 5:15 pm

PLACE: Room 100 of the Genetics and Plant Biology Bldg. (GPB) on the
UC Berkeley campus (located nearby the West Gate to campus and close
to the intersection of University Avenue and Oxford Street)

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