College of Science and Mathematics
North Dakota State University
Our Next Science Café:
Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 6.30pm, Lecture at SIDESTREET GRILLE&PUB, Downtown, Fargo, ND
Presenter: Azer Akhmedov
Professor of Mathematics, Department of Mathematics, North Dakota State Univergity, Fargo, ND
Title: Proof in Different Areas of Knowledge
Abstract: What does it mean to prove something? To what extend do we want evidence to support our beliefs? Can a proof be totally based on evidence? We will make a historical journey into the concept of proof in mathematics and discuss some modern (and postmodern) trends within the mathematical sciences. Then we will compare mathematical proof with the notion of proofs in natural sciences, historical sciences and law.
Research interests: Akhmedov's research focuses on geometric aspects of groups and the dynamics of group actions. He mainly studies subgroups of Lie groups and the diffeomorphism groups of manifolds of small dimension.
Lab info: Department of Mathematics, NDSU
General InformationOur Science Cafés feature
Free and open to the public.
Attendees must be 21 or older, or accompanied by a parent or guardian.
For more information, contact Diane Goede at Diane.Goede@ndsu.edu or (701) 231-7411.
Science Café presentations are about one hour long; there
is some extra time for discussions. The location is: