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Ethics for the working mathematician, seminar 8: Standing on the shoulders of giants.

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SPECIAL GUEST : William Binney (Whistleblower and former NSA official).

Our understanding of mathematics comes from building on that of those who came before us; we are taught and mentored by them. We admire their work, and by extension we admire them as people. So how well do these mathematicians prepare us for the real world, and how much more do we need to know? We work very hard to emulate them, but we must be careful not to do so absolutely or without question.

This talk will be co-presented by William Binney, and will involve an open Q&A session at the end.

This talk is part of the C.U. Ethics in Mathematics Society (CUEiMS) series.

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