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Questions Math Can’t Answer| Beyond the Classroom Series

Join Mathematician Maya Saran to discuss Gödel’s incompleteness theorem in her talk - "Questions Math Can't Answer.

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2 May, 2020 | 2 min read

In our ninth seminar of Beyond the Classroom, Prof. Maya Saran will simplify Kurt Gödel’s incompleteness theorem. 

 1, 2, 3, … we have a sense of these “natural” numbers even as infants, and as a species, we have proved towers of deep facts about them. We want to know everything! And yet one of maths’ oldest problems, ridiculously easy to state, has been sitting around unresolved for, oh, 280 years. But we’ll solve it eventually, right? Maybe. But maybe not. In his astonishing Incompleteness Theorem, Gödel told us that our system CAN’T resolve every question. 

 Come hear about this landmark of human intellectual history — if you can count to 3, you will follow the talk.

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We, at BTC, look forward to your questions! 

Speaker Bio: 

 Maya Saran is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Ashoka University, where she has been since Ashoka first began in 2014. She earned her Ph.D. in Mathematics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and conducted part of her graduate study as a Research Affiliate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her specialty is Mathematical Logic. 

Please submit any questions to btc@ashoka.edu.in

Time: 8:30-9:30 pm | Date: May 2, 2020 | Day: Saturday

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