SFI Seminar: Mathematics in the 21st Century – Shall They Be Different?

SFI News:

Pierre Cartier of Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques will present the talk, “Mathematics in the 21st Century: Shall They Be Different?” at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, in the Medium Conference Room of the Santa Fe Institute. 

Abstract: I shall first review the heritage of the “short 20th century” in mathematics. A major success in the first half of this century was the appearance of the encyclopedic textbook by Bourbaki, putting in action the Hilbert’s programme.

I shall explain how it changed deeply our global perception of mathematics.

But in the second half, a rather unexpected development was propelled by the growth of computer science.

I shall describe the new challenges and venture to describe how they could be met in the 21th century.

SFI Host: Cris Moore http://www.santafe.edu/gevent/detail/science/1157/

The Santa Fe Institute‘s mission is to foster a transdisciplinary research community that endeavors to expand the boundaries of scientific understanding.

Its aim is to discover and comprehend the common fundamental principles in physical, computational, biological, and social systems that underlie many of the most profound problems facing science and society today.