Sunday, July 26, 2009

The quest for mathematical truth in Seattle: Logicomix creator part of fall lecture line-up

Berkeley Computer Science professor Christos Papadimitriou, co-creator of the graphic novel Logicomix (due out Sept. 28, 2009 in the United States), is part of the early fall line-up of Seattle Science Lectures. Papadimitriou speaks 7:30 p.m., Fri. Oct. 9 at the Great Hall, 1119 Eighth Avenue (at Seneca Street), Seattle.

Logicomix tells the story of the epic quest for the Foundation of Mathematics. Philosopher Bertrand Russell, turned superhero for the tale, recounts how the intellectual adventure led astray many great thinkers including Frege, Hilbert, Poincaré, Wittgenstein and Gödel.

Seattle Science Lectures is co-sponsored by the Pacific Science Center and University Book Store. Tickets are $5. Priority seating for Town Hall Seattle members.


Need more science sooner? Try one of the upcoming Science on Tap events:

"Toxic Chemicals and Hormone Disruption: Reproductive Health Effects in Fish, Frogs, and People," with Fran Solomon, adjunct professor at University of British Columbia, 7 p.m., Mon., Aug. 31, at Ravenna Third Place Pub, 6504 20th Ave. NE, Seattle.

"Sound Garden: A Radar Odyssey Through the Northern Lights," with John Sahr, electrical engineering professor at the University of Washington, 7 p.m., Mon., Sept. 28 at Ravenna Third Place Pub, 6504 20th Ave. NE, Seattle.

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