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Mathematics Colloquium

From May 03, 2017 15:00 until May 03, 2017 16:00

At 800 N. State College Blvd , 92834 , Fullerton , California , United States

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Wednesday, May 3rd, 3:00-4:30 pm MH 380

Francis Su (Harvey Mudd College) – Reflections on Mathematics for Human Flourishing

ABSTRACT: 

In January, I gave a speech at the Joint Mathematics Meetings describing how the practice of mathematics cultivates virtues that help people flourish, no matter what profession they enter, and the movement to virtues is driven by some deep human desires. I will reprise parts of this speech, make some further reflections, and describe some of the reactions I've received.

This presentation is open to any interested audience. Refreshments will be served at 3:00 PM.