Past Meetup

The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics in Natural Sciences

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// Tentative Schedule

• 7:00-7:30–Informal paper discussion

• 7:30-7:35–Introduction and announcements

• 7:35-8:40–The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics, presented by Dave Bock

• 8:40-9:00–Informal paper discussion

// Directions

Excella Consulting Arlington Tech Exchange (https://www.excella.com/events/arlington-tech-exchange)
2300 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201

This month, Excella Consulting is hosting us at the Arlington Tech Exchange. It's located conveniently off Wilson Blvd in Arlington. There's parking available, and it's just a quick walk from the Courthouse Metro Station. We'll be on the 6th floor; follow the signs.

If you're late, we totally understand–please still come! Just be sure to slip in quietly if a speaker is presenting.

// Paper

The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics in the Natural Sciences by Eugene Wigner

pdf (http://www.maths.ed.ac.uk/~aar/papers/wigner.pdf)

"The miracle of the appropriateness of the language of mathematics for the formulation of the laws of physics is a wonderful gift which we neither understand nor deserve. We should be grateful for it and hope that it will remain valid in future research and that it will extend, for better or for worse, to our pleasure, even though perhaps also to our bafflement, to wide branches of learning."