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Does Mathematics Rule the World?

Mathematics of Materials and Macromolecules: Multiple Scales, Disorder, and Singularities, September 2004 - June 2005

Professor Sir Roger Penrose, FRS OM
Emeritus Rouse Ball Professor
University of Oxford

October 5, 2004
7:00 pm, Tate Laboratory of Physics 150   maps


Is there something remarkable about the great precision and subtlety of the mathematical laws that appear to govern, in full detail, the behavior of the physical universe? Or do the perceived laws of physics merely reflect our own attempts to make some order out of the complication of observed physical action? Are all our own actions governed completely by mathematical laws? What does all this have to say about the future of physical theory? Renowned mathematician, physicist, and author Roger Penrose will discuss these fundamental issues.


2004-2005 Poster:   pdf

Math Matters - Public Lecture Series