SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES

October 22, 2018
THE FIELDS INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH IN MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES
PUBLIC LECTURES 2014-15
Fields Institute, 222 College Street, Toronto
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Monday October 27, 2014
5:00 p.m.Bahen Building, Room 1190

Donald G. Saari (video of talk)
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 matter"
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.