Monday October 27, 2014
5:00 p.m.Bahen Building, Room 1190
Donald G. Saari (video
UCI Distinguished Professor: Mathematics and Economics
Professor (courtesy): Logic and Philosophy of Science
Director:Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences
University of California, Irvine
Mathematics and the mystery of "dark
One of the more compelling scientific mysteries is that
of "dark matter." Most everyone has heard of it,
but many have no idea what it is nor why we should care.And,
what does "mathematics" have to do with this issue?
In this expository lecture, not only will dark matter be
explained, but it will be shown how and why mathematics
must play a central role in this discussion. Some of the
conclusions are guaranteed to be surprising.