Mathematics: Invented or Discovered?

10/03/10
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Mario Livio discusses the complementary processes of mathematical invention and discovery. While we invent some mathematical concepts—such as prime and imaginary numbers—by deciding how to define them, these concepts can lead to a plethora of mathematical discoveries.

This program is part of The Big Idea Series, made possible with support from the John Templeton Foundation.

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newone998
newone998

how to find the whole discussion and its title? it‘s only an excerpt! why no link? also where is a list of panelist's names? when exactly and where did it happen? it's disrespectful to the panelists just to cut everything they said without a link to the whole event. we expect 'more and better' from 'science people. thank you