[Humanist] 30.171 events: mathematics & the imagination; i-Society

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Thu Jul 14 11:07:39 CEST 2016


                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 30, No. 171.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                       www.digitalhumanities.org/humanist
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  [1]   From:    Faye Bewsy <f.bewsy at i-society.eu>                         (21)
        Subject: Call for Posters and Demos: i-Society 2016 || October 10-13,
                2016, Dublin, Ireland

  [2]   From:    Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>          (22)
        Subject: mathematics


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        Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2016 15:59:06 +0100 (BST)
        From: Faye Bewsy <f.bewsy at i-society.eu>
        Subject: Call for Posters and Demos: i-Society 2016 || October 10-13, 2016, Dublin, Ireland


International Conference on Information Society (i-Society 2016)
Technical Co-Sponsored by IEEE UK/RI Computer Chapter
10-13 October, 2016
Dublin, Ireland
www.i-society.eu
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The i-Society 2016 encourages the submission of poster or demo proposals.
All the accepted posters and demos will be included in the conference
proceedings.
Important Dates:
* Poster/Demo Proposal Submission: July 20, 2016 
* Notification of Poster/Demo Acceptance: July 30, 2016

The topics in i-Society 2016 include but are not confined to the
following areas:

[...]

Poster or Demo submission:

You can submit your poster online at 
http://www.i-society.eu/#!paper-submission/l4ghv
or email it to posters at i-society.eu

For more details, please contact info at i-society.eu or visit 
http://www.i-society.eu/#!blank/w0xcx


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        Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2016 09:39:08 +0100
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: mathematics


Sir Michael Francis Atiyah,
"Mathematics and the Imagination",
Swansea University, 21 July, 4.30pm

Human imagination is fundamental to all art and thought, and mathematics 
is no exception. From Plato onwards it has been recognised that 
mathematics, while having important applications in the physical world, 
is based on an ideal world with perfect circles and perfect straight 
lines. This Platonic world exists outside space and time, it exists only 
in the human imagination. It distinguishes us from computers.

About the Speaker:

ŒSir Michael is one of the world'™s greatest living mathematicians. He 
has won the Fields Medal (1966), the Copley Medal (1988) and the Abel 
Prize (2004). He was also President of the Royal Society (1990-1995), 
Master of Trinity College, Cambridge (1990-“1997), Chancellor of the 
University of Leicester (1995-2005), and President of the Royal Society 
of Edinburgh (2005-2008). In the course of the event, Sir Michael will 
be admitted as an Honorary Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales by the 
President Sir Emyr Jones Parry.

-- 
Willard McCarty (www.mccarty.org.uk/), Professor, Department of Digital
Humanities, King's College London; Adjunct Professor, Western Sydney
University




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