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Mathematical Concepts (for general public) (KF Online)
Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 03:00pm
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Kosciuszko Foundation Online Programs

Mathematical concepts
Some research questions and a bit of history

A webinar with Prof. Henryk Iwaniec

From the Kosciuszko Foundation website: Join us for the Foundation's first webinar discussing mathematical concepts, and featuring, as a speaker, distinguished scientist, recipient of the Shaw Prize in mathematics, and member of the KF Collegium of Eminent Scientists, Professor Henryk Iwaniec of Rutgers University. Prof. Iwaniec will illustrate what kind of ideas drive old and modern mathematics by answering a few notorious questions. Is mathematics a science or an art, in other words, do we discover or create the rules of mathematics? He will describe a mathematical argument that leads to an operation that is inconsistent with common sense (a magic duplication of a ball for free). Examples of ineffective results will be given. Questions about the distribution of prime numbers will be discussed. Prof. Iwaniec will also speak about the history of mathematics, in particular about the achievements of Polish mathematicians.

The lecture is meant for a general audience. It is part of the KF Collegium of Eminent Scientists Lecture Series. Free and open to the public. Space is limited. Registration required.

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