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September 23 (2009), James Brown, 16:30 - 18:00. BA1180
- James Robert Brown (Toronto)
- Title: Continuum Hypothesis
- Abstract: Professor James Robert Brown, philosopher of science and mathematics here at U of T, will introduce and examine the question from a philosophical perspective. Expect to hear about various flavours of infinity, inventive and profound concepts, unconventional views about the nature of mathematics, and a method of refuting the continuum hypothesis by performing a thought experiment!
- The lecture is open to everyone, especially undergraduates of all levels in mathematics, physics, philosophy, computer science.
Other Undergraduate Talks
September 3 (2009), Sergio DaSilva, 16:10 - 18:00. BA6183
- Title: Oda's Strong Conjecture and the Factorization of Birational Maps
- Abstract: The factorization of birational maps of higher-dimensional toric varieties has been a long-standing problem in algebraic geometry. Although Oda's weak conjecture on such a factorization has been proven, the strong conjecture remains open. This difficult problem can be beautifully converted into a combinatorial one. A brief introduction to the algebraic geometry associated with the problem, as well as the successes of the combinatorial approach will be given.
Undergraduate Math Union Meetings
For now, these can be found in the Events section of the previous wiki.