Friday, October 27, 2006
REMEMBERING GODEL AT THE INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY
There will be a program of lectures -- free and open to the public -- at the Institute for Advanced Study, remembering Kurt Godel, a logician who proved central theorems on our ability to obtain information from mathematics (Gödel's Incompleteness Theorems), and one of the first members of the Institute.
The Institute frequently provides lectures and concerts available to the public.
Here is the Program to Mark the Centenary Year of the Birth of Kurt Gödel --
THE INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY
PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY
Gödel and the Institute
A Program to Mark the Centenary Year of the Birth of Kurt Gödel
Friday, November 17
2:00 - 6:30 P.M.
Reservations are not required for this event, which is free and open to the public. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. For further information, please call 609-734-8175 or e-mail .
The program will consist of talks aimed at a general audience on the life and work of Kurt Gödel (1906-1978) and his impact on mathematics, philosophy and computer science. Kurt Gödel was among the Institute's first Members in 1933-34, returning for further periods in the 1930s and 1940s before joining the Faculty in 1953. He remained at the Institute until his death in 1978.
Karl Sigmund, University of Vienna
"The Nature and Significance of Gödel's Incompleteness Theorems"
Solomon Feferman, Stanford University
"Philosophy's Gödel Problem"
John Burgess, Princeton University
"Gödel and Computer Science"
Avi Wigderson, Institute for Advanced Study
Tea in the Common Room, Fuld Hall
"At Odds with the Zeitgeist: Kurt Gödel's Life and Work"
John W. Dawson, Jr., The Pennsylvania State University
Panel Discussion with Speakers
Moderated by Juliette Kennedy, University of Helsinki
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