Science Matters lecture series - How Not to Be Wrong

Series: 
Other Talks
Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 19:00
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Location: 
Clary Theater, Bill Moore Student Success Center
,  
University of Wisconsin, Department of Mathematics
Organizer: 

A reception will follow the talk and giving time for visitors to chat with Ellenberg and each other.

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.