Waking Up from Leibniz’ Dream: On the Unmechanizability of Truth

The Science and Mathematics Department Colloquium Series continues with a guest lecture by University of Chicago Professor Denis Hirschfeldt, PhD.

The Science and Mathematics Department’s Spring 2019 Colloquium Series will continue Wednesday, April 17 with a presentation of “Waking Up from Leibniz' Dream: On the Unmechanizability of Truth.”

The guest lecture will be led by University of Chicago Mathematics Professor Denis Hirschfeldt, PhD, who will lecture on “the story of how a great mathematical idea of the 20th century, one of the keys to the development of modern computing, also proved to have something fundamental to say about a centuries-old notion born in theology and philosophy.”

The Science and Mathematics Colloquium Series invites distinguished speakers from related disciplines to present current, exciting scientific research to Columbia faculty, staff and students, as well as to Chicago's broader community. Reflecting Columbia's emphasis on the arts, select talks examine the intersections among science, mathematics, arts and the media.

Waking Up from Leibniz’ Dream: On the Unmechanizability of Truth
Wednesday, April 17
5 p.m.
Hokin Hall, Room 109
623 S. Wabash Ave.