The Mathematical Infinity

Topic:The Mathematical Infinity
Speaker:Enrico Bombieri
Affiliation:Faculty, School of Mathematics
Date:Wednesday, January 31
Time/Room:4:30pm - 5:30pm/Wolfensohn Hall
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This lecture, accessible to a wide audience, explores how mathematics has arrived at its present pragmatic view of infinity and some of the counterintuitive paradoxes, as well as some of the positive results, deriving from its acceptance. The lecture concludes with a view of how computer science is leading today to a new precise concept, namely the impossibly large in the realm of the finite.