Mathematical Explorations Seminar Series

By | October 8, 2014

Next week, the College of Charleston Math Club and the Department of Mathematics will host a seminar talk designed for undergraduate students. We hope to offer more talks of this kind in the future. The talk is open to the public and no particular mathematical background is required.


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From the logic of a thief to a painless proof
of Gödel’s Incompleteness Theorem

by Professor Renling Jin, College of Charleston’s Department of Mathematics

Date, time, and location: Wednesday October 15th 2014, 3-4pm in Maybank Hall Room 117

Abstract: In the talk we will present some puzzles and paradoxes to demonstrate the importance of formalism and mathematical logic in our everyday life. These will lead to one of the most important theorems in the twentieth century’s mathematics: Gödel’s Incompleteness Theorem. All related concepts will be explained and a short and very elementary explanation of the proof of the theorem will be presented.