The Art of Logic: Making Sense in a World that Doesn't
April 23, 2019 6:30 pm–8:00 pm
The American Democracy Project is hosting mathematician and author Eugenia Cheng on Tuesday, April 23 at 6:30 pm in the McCue Auditorium to explore how logic and emotional reasoning can help us live better in a post-truth world.
Dr. Eugenia Cheng is Scientist In Residence at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She won tenure in Pure Mathematics at the University of Sheffield, UK, where she is now Honorary Fellow. She has previously taught at the Universities of Cambridge, Chicago and Nice and holds a PhD in pure mathematics from the University of Cambridge. Alongside her research in Category Theory and undergraduate teaching her aim is to rid the world of “math phobia”. Her first popular math book, How to Bake Pi, was published by Basic Books in 2015 to widespread acclaim including from the New York Times, National Geographic, Scientific American, and she was interviewed around the world including on the BBC, NPR and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
The first 30 people in attendance will receive copies of her book!
posted by kpiatt [2019-04-23]
Dena Levy, co-chair of the American Democracy Project
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