Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar George Dyson will talk on "Women in Mathematics."
(At 7 p.m. in Hanson 102, Dyson will speak on the evolution of artificial intelligence.)
Description: "In early computing, women played a key role, now being recognized, but why is this so rare, especially in computer science (and engineering) today?
"My mother was a mathematician (logic, foundations of mathematics, group theory) who came to America in 1948 and followed a convoluted path, often dragging me along. “Women should not be encouraged to go into mathematics for any motive other than their own stubborn preference and curiosity,” she wrote in a letter of final instructions. A subject for debate."
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