Johannes Kepler Symposium für Mathematik

Im Rahmen des Johannes-Kepler-Symposiums für Mathematik wird Prof. Jean Pederson, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Santa Clara University , am Wed, June 29, 2005 um 17:00 Uhr im HS 9 einen öffentlichen Vortrag (mit anschließender Diskussion) zum Thema "Paradoxes in Traditional Thinking" halten, zu dem die Veranstalter des Symposiums,

O.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ulrich Langer,
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Gerhard Larcher
A.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jürgen Maaß, und
die ÖMG (Österreichische Mathematische Gesellschaft)

hiermit herzlich einladen.

Series A - General Colloquium:

The intention is to present general information not only to experts, but also to students and guests from outside the mathematical institutes.

Paradoxes in Traditional Thinking

The distinction between a genuine contradiction in mathematics and a paradox which exhibits the dangers of traditional ways of thinking is crucial to the understanding of mathematics. Moreover, such paradoxes should help students to acquire the ability to think (and perhaps even to behave) rationally. We give a number of examples of such paradoxes and also discuss a paradox of a different nature, one which lies at the heart of the relationship between pure and applied mathematics.

This talk is jointly given by Prof. Peter Hilton, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, State Univ. of Binghampton, New York and Distinguished Professor at the Univ. of Central Florida, Orlando, and Prof. Jean Pedersen, Santa Clara University, California.