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Volumes, the MoMath book club

Hosted by Ingrid Daubechies
with author Jeremy Gray

A discussion of

Plato's Ghost: The Modernist Transformation of Mathematics

Thursday, April 11
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm ET


Love mathematics and books?  Looking for a stimulating and fun discussion?  Volumes, the MoMath book club, is just the thing for you.  This discussion group is designed especially for those interested in mathematics and science and how they affect our lives.  No prior math or science background is necessary.

Join MoMath's Distinguished Visiting Professor Ingrid Daubechies as she welcomes Jeremy Gray for an engaging conversation about their book, Plato's Ghost: The Modernist Transformation of Mathematics.

Plato's Ghost is the first book to examine the development of mathematics from 1880 to 1920 as a modernist transformation similar to those in art, literature, and music.  Jeremy Gray traces the growth of mathematical modernism from its roots in problem solving and theory to its interactions with physics, philosophy, theology, psychology, and ideas about real and artificial languages.  He shows how mathematics was popularized, and explains how mathematical modernism not only gave expression to the work of mathematicians and the professional image they sought to create for themselves, but how modernism also introduced deeper and ultimately unanswerable questions.

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April 11th, 2024 from  6:30 pm to  7:30 pm
MoMath Online
United States
Event Fee(s)
Free registration (while supplies last) $0.00
Event fee $15.00
Event fee plus $15 donation to support families in need $30.00