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3-5 April 2013, Simplicity: Ideals of Practice in Mathematics and the Arts, New York, U.S.A.

Date: 3-5 April 2013
Location: New York, U.S.A.

Lectures by and conversations among twenty-five mathematicians, artists, art historians, philosophers, and architects together with screenings of artist's films by Andy Goldsworthy (New York premiere), David Hammons, Richard Serra, Andy Warhol, and William Wegman.

To find "criteria of simplicity" was the goal of David Hilbert's recently discovered twenty-fourth problem on his renowned list of open problems given at the 1900 International Congress of Mathematics in Paris. At the same time, simplicity and economy of means are powerful impulses in the creation of artworks.

Recognizing the aesthetic nature of Hilbert's question, this conference aims to focus on criteria of simplicity in mathematics that are informed by perspectives from art and architecture, the philosophy and history of mathematics, and current mathematical practice.

For more information and to register, please visit the conference website at http://www.s-i-m-p-l-i-c-i-t-y.org/.

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