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Mathematics, Technology, & Society

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 the discussion group moderator at:
Note that during the Covid-19 outbreak our meetings are held through a virtual platform.

2020 Schedule

  • 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