Incompleteness and Complexity
Most people assume that mathematics lead to absolute certainty, but Kurt Gödel’s incompleteness theorems deny that result. Gregory Chaitin explains his own attempts to make sense of Godel’s incompleteness theorems. By looking for mathematical scenarios where the truth must look accidental, Chaitin hopes to gain insight to “what’s going on” in mathematical logic.
Recorded June 2010; Posted October 2010