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October 17, 2009, 11:00 AM

Naming God, Naming Infinity: Religious Mysticism and Mathematical Creativity

Loren Graham

This special presentation is being held in conjunction with the roundtable Mathematics and Religion, and is part of a series made possible by a generous grant from the John Templeton Foundation. Please join us on November 14th for the final event in the series, Mathematics and Beauty.

Loren Graham is Professor of the History of Science Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is currently a research associate and member of the Executive Committee of the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard. His most recent book (written together with Jean-Michel Kantor) is entitled Naming Infinity: A True Story of Religious Mysticism and Mathematical Creativity. Other books include Between Science and Values; Science and Philosophy in the Soviet Union, which was a finalist for a National Book Award; and A Face in the Rock, which is currently being made into a feature film. Professor Graham has received a number of honors and awards, including the Sarton Medal of the History of Science Society. He is a member of the American Philosophical Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.


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