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Department of Mathematics Colloquium 2021-2022 Fall

                                                                                               Iowa State University
 
 
                                                                                Department of Mathematics Colloquium
                                                                                                    2021-2022
 


                                                                                           Tuesdays 4:10pm-5:00pm
                                                                                               (In Person OR Virtual)

In Person

Location: Carver 268

Virtual 

Zoom Link: https://iastate.zoom.us/j/97429299864?pwd=cUF0SzVuN3NVQ01HQlQ3STdSdngrU… 
   

(Or, go to https://iastate.zoom.us/join and enter meeting ID: 974 2929 9864 and password: 633794

 
The ISU Department of Mathematics Colloquium is organized by Pelin Guven Geredeli (peling@iastate.edu)
 
 


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August 31

 

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September 28

 

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October 5

Dan Ashlock (University of Guelph)

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October 12

Bernard Lidicky (Iowa State University)

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October 19

Jue Yan (Iowa State University)

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October 21

Tim Pennings (Davenport University)

Title: Battle of the Titans: Mathematics vs Truth

Abstract: What is Truth?  This question asked by Pontius Pilate at Jesus's trial has haunted reflective people for centuries. Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart said of pornography (roughly): I can't define it, but I know it when I see it. Similarly, philosophers (and others who study truth and our ability to know truth) have used mathematics as a proof for the existence of truth. Does truth exist? Yes, consider mathematics. What is truth? Consider mathematics. But now the soft underbelly of mathematics has been exposed, showing that mathematics - and the world of Truth - is much richer and more uncertain than ever imagined. Come explore the world of alternative facts. Not for the faint-of-heart.

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October 26

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