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The nature of mathematical proof (discussion meeting)

On questions about the nature of mathematical proof raised by the increasing use of computers.


Kepler's conjecture The increasing use of computers both within mathematics and to automate mathematical reasoning has raised new questions about the nature of mathematical proof. This meeting will present and contrast the different viewpoints, including: experimental mathematics vs mathematical rigor, automated vs human proofs and formal vs rigorous arguments. What role does proof play in the way mathematicians learn and think?


Speaker(s):

Professor Alan Bundy | talks
Professor Donald MacKenzie | talks
Sir Michael Atiyah FRS | talks
Professor Angus MacIntyre FRS | talks

 

Date and Time:

19 October 2004 at 9:00 am

Duration:

Full Day

 

Venue:

The Royal Society
6-9 Carlton House Terrace
London
SW1Y 5AG
+44 20 74 51 2500
http://www.royalsociety.org

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Tickets:

Free

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Free entry, lunch available for £14.50. Book when you register:
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