How Not to Be Wrong

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  • Date/Time:
    • Thursday March 26, 2015
      7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Clary Theater, Student Success Center
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Summaries

Summary Sentence: In How Not to Be Wrong, Jordan Ellenberg shows us how math touches everything we do.

Full Summary: The math we learn in school can seem like a dull set of rules, laid down by the ancients and not to be questioned. In How Not to Be Wrong, Jordan Ellenberg shows us how math touches everything we do.

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The math we learn in school can seem like a dull set of rules, laid down by the ancients and not to be questioned. In How Not to Be Wrong, Jordan Ellenberg shows us how wrong this view is: Math touches everything we do, allowing us to see the hidden structures beneath the messy and chaotic surface of our daily lives. It’s a science of not being wrong, worked out through centuries of hard work and argument.

This talk is part of Georgia Tech’s Science Matters lecture series. There will be a reception after the talk and time for visitors to chat with Ellenberg and each other.

You may park in the Burge Parking Deck ($1.00 per hour) - this offers a very short walk to the Theater. It's a short and direct walk from the Parking Deck to the Clary Theater.

* Note: Walking from the Parking Deck to the Theater does require crossing North Avenue and then climbing about 20 stairs.*

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Groups

General, College of Sciences

Invited Audience
Public
Categories
Seminar/Lecture/Colloquium
Keywords
mathematics
Status
  • Created By: Ansley Thomas
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Feb 18, 2015 - 6:28am
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 9:47pm