The Mathematics, Technology & Society discussion group will meet the first Saturday of every month in the Coolidge Seminar Room (on 1G), from 10:30 a.m. to noon and will consider mathematics and technology topics from historical and social perspectives.
Participation is encouraged by anyone interested in the history and impact of technology — no mathematics or computing expertise is required. Each meeting will focus on a different topic and background reading.
For further information, please contact discussion group moderator Scott Guthery at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note that during the Covid-19 outbreak our meetings are held through a virtual platform.
- Happy Summer!
- Sep. 5: Merlin Sheldrake, Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our
- Oct. 3: John McPhee, Basin and Range
- Nov. 7: Naomi Oreskes, Stephen Macedo, et al. , Why Trust Science?
- Dec. 5: Sean Carroll, Something Deeply Hidden: Quantum Worlds and the Emergence of Spacetime
- Jan. 2: Eli Maor, Music by the Numbers: From Pythagoras to Schoenberg
- Feb. 6: A.S. Barwich, Smellosophy: What the Nose Tells the Mind
- Mar. 6: Michael Strevens, Knowledge Machine: How Irrationality Created Modern Science
- Apr. 3: Joseph Mazur, The Clock Mirage: Our Myth of Measured Time
- May 1: Nick Lane, Oxygen: The Molecule That Made the World
- Jun. 5: Paul Hoffman, The Man Who Loved Only Numbers: The Story of Paul Erdos