The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute
In collaboration with
The UC Berkeley Departments of Mathematics and Computer Science
The Life, Loves, and Logical Struggles of Bertrand Russell, and the other Great Logicians who wrestled with the elusive goal of placing mathematical reasoning on a Firm Foundation.
A discussion of the graphic novel Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth, by Apostolos Doxiadis and Christos H. Papadimitriou, with art by Alecos Papadatos and Annie Di Donna, New York, Bloomsbury USA 2009.
Christos Papadimitriou, C. Lester Hogan Professor of Computer Science, co-author of Logicomix and of Elements of the Theory of Computation, and author of Turing (A Novel about Computation)
Paolo Mancosu, Professor of Philosophy, author of From Brouwer to Hilbert: The Debate on the Foundations of Mathematics in the 1920s
Robert Bryant, Professor of Mathematics, and Director of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute.
TIME: Monday, October 19, at 5:15 pm
PLACE: Room 100 of the Genetics and Plant Biology Bldg. (GPB) on the UC Berkeley campus (located nearby the West Gate to campus and close to the intersection of University Avenue and Oxford Street)
For UCB map with location of the Genetics and Plant Biology Bldg., go to: UCB map with GPB building
PARKING: There is an underground UC parking lot, the "Genetics Garage," which is available for paid parking at 5:00pm (50 cents per hour) and located at the intersection of Oxford Street and Berkeley Way, which is between University and Hearst Avenues (see the campus map in the link above).
Read the New York Times book review by Jim Holt at:
See the SF Chronicle's book review by John McMurtrie at:
For a preview of the novel, go to http://www.logicomix.com