Friday, 28th August
WelcomeProfessor John O'Halloran, Deputy President, UCC Professor Barry O'Sullivan, Head of Department, Computer Science
Boole Lecture Series - 2015 Lecture
My Life with Boolean AlgebraProfessor Dana Scott, CMU, USA
Abstract. In 1950 the speaker entered UC Berkeley as a first-year major in Mathematics and very soon was confronted with learning about Boolean algebras. And the encounters continue to this day! The talk will first review elementary ideas and definitions, and then discuss the impact of the work of nine 20th-century pioneers the speaker knew personally. The concluding section will outline prospects for future applications, list some outstanding problems, and point out key influences on the foundations of mathematics.
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