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December-2022-Cool-Logic-Katia-Parshina
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SUMMARY:Cool Logic, Katia Parshina
ATTENDEE;ROLE=Speaker:Katia Parshina
DTSTART;TZID=Europe/Amsterdam:20221202T170000
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LOCATION:Room TBA, Science Park 904, Amsterdam
DESCRIPTION:"In 1977, the first computer-assisted
proof of a mathematical theorem was presented by K
. Appel and W. Haken. The proof was met with a lot
of criticism from both mathematicians and philoso
phers. The arguments against acceptance of compute
r-assisted proofs vary: it is not verifiable by hu
man beings because it is impossible to survey; the
actions performed by a computer do not constitute
mathematical proof, but merely a number of calcul
ations; the method does not contribute to the exis
ting mathematical practice, etc. I present some ex
amples of computer-assisted proofs, including Appe
l and Haken's work. Then, I analyze the most famou
s arguments against equating computer-based and hu
man-based proofs in mathematics and examine the ph
ilosophical assumptions behind the presented criti
cism. In the conclusion, I talk about whether the
philosophical assumptions are justified."
X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:\n "In 1977,
the first computer-assisted proof of a mathematic
al theorem was presented by K. Appel and W. Haken.
The proof was met with a lot of criticism from bo
th mathematicians and philosophers. The arguments
against acceptance of computer-assisted proofs var
y: it is not verifiable by human beings because it
is impossible to survey; the actions performed by
a computer do not constitute mathematical proof,
but merely a number of calculations; the method do
es not contribute to the existing mathematical pra
ctice, etc. I present some examples of computer-as
sisted proofs, including Appel and Haken's work. T
hen, I analyze the most famous arguments against e
quating computer-based and human-based proofs in m
athematics and examine the philosophical assumptio
ns behind the presented criticism. In the conclusi
on, I talk about whether the philosophical assumpt
ions are justified."

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CONTACT:Tuva Bardal, Paul Talma at coollogic.uva a
t gmail.com
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