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Surely there's no ethics in mathematics?

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Abstract: Mathematics is both the language and the instrument that connects our abstract understanding with the physical world, thus knowledge of mathematics quickly translates to substantial knowledge and influence on the way the world works. But those who have the greatest ability to understand and manipulate the world hold the greatest capacity to do damage and inflict harm. In this talk I’ll explain that yes, there is ethics in mathematics, and that it is up to us as mathematicians to make good ethical choices in order to prevent our work from becoming harmful.

We welcome you all to join us for dinner at “Nivedyam” afterwards! It’s a great opportunity to socialise with other audience members, as well as a chance to talk more with Dr Chiodo. Whether you would like to know more, or disagree with the topic, there will definitely be plenty of lively discussion in store! Sign up with the link below:

Entry to the talk is free for members and £2 for non-members. You can sign up for membership on the door, with life membership only £10! Snacks and refreshments will be available.

This talk is part of the The Archimedeans (CU Mathematical Society) series.

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