“Narrative and Proof”, is an interdisciplinary discussion where one of the UK's leading scientists, Marcus du Sautoy, will argue that mathematical proofs are not just number-based, but also rely on narrative. He will be joined by author Ben Okri, mathematician Roger Penrose, and literature expert Laura Marcus, to consider how narrative shapes the sciences as well as the arts.
The discussion will be chaired by Elleke Boehmer, Professor of World Literature in English, University of Oxford, and will be followed by audience questions and a drinks reception.
The event will take place from 5 to 6:30 pm on Tuesday 20 January 2015 at the Mathematical Institute, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford. The event is free and open to all, but registration is recommended.
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This event is co-hosted by the Mathematical Institute and The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH), and celebrates the launch of TORCH’s Annual Headline Series 2014-15, Humanities and Science.
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