Collins Conference Room
  US Mountain Time

This event is private.

Reuben Hersh (Professor Emeritus, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, UNM) and Vera John-Steiner (Presidential Professor of Linguistics & Education, UNM)

Abstract.  Our new book, "Loving and Hating Mathematics,"  is about the emotional, social and political aspects of mathematical life.  A major chapter tells of mathematical communities, such as Gottingen in the early 20th century, Bourbaki in Paris, and the Courant Institute in New York.  The creation of such a productive community often depends on the leadership and vision  of a vital, charismatic figure   How the community  continues and endures depends on how its members internalize and develop that vision.

Research Collaboration
SFI Host: 
David Krakauer