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Is God a Mathematician? , Dr. Mario Livio

  1. Jan 26, 2009 #1
    "Is God a Mathematician?", Dr. Mario Livio

    Abstract: For centuries, mathematical theories have proven uncannily accurate at describing - and predicting -the physical world. What is it that gives mathematics such powers? I will thoroughly review this question in "Is God A Mathematician?" (a talk based on my recently published popular book). Along the way I will discuss another question with which mathematicians, philosophers, and neuroscientists have struggled for centuries: Is mathematics ultimately invented or discovered?


    Anyone heard of this guy and his book? He's talking on campus this friday. Im on the fence about going.
     
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  3. Jan 26, 2009 #2
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    I haven't heard of the guy, but it sounds interesting. I'd go.

    Amazon users gave his book 5 stars.
     
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  4. Jan 26, 2009 #3

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    His own site speaks very highly of him.

    http://www.mariolivio.com/
     
  5. Jan 26, 2009 #4
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    Nature seems to think so too....
     
  6. Jan 26, 2009 #5
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    I would go. At worst, it sucks but you can always get up and leave. At best you may get some interesting ideas.
     
  7. Jan 26, 2009 #6

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    Re: "Is God a Mathematician?", Dr. Mario Livio

    One of my favorite questions - Is mathematics ultimately invented or discovered? - so I would go.
     
  8. Jan 26, 2009 #7
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    Yes, definitely, I would go and explain him why they are discovered :biggrin:
     
  9. Jan 26, 2009 #8
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    Yet I thought God is PF admins.
     
  10. Jan 26, 2009 #9

    Ivan Seeking

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    Re: "Is God a Mathematician?", Dr. Mario Livio

    Axioms?
     
  11. Jan 26, 2009 #10
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    Give it a shot and report back here if you will...
     
  12. Jan 26, 2009 #11
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    It's on friday at 4:15 pm. I'm supposed to help have this wind tunnel model ready by monday, so I don't know if I'll be able to go or not. Were building the aircraft model at the company, not on campus, so I would have to leave and go to school to sit in the talk -depending how far we get they might not be happy about this.
     
  13. Jan 26, 2009 #12

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    Pfffft, you would choose to work on some abstract wind tunnel thingy instead of something you can actually use?
     
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