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17 February 2016, Bèta Break

Title: Bèta Break dedicated to L.E.J. Brouwer
Date: Wednesday 17 February 2016
Time: 12:00-13:00
Location: Central hall, Science Park 904, Amsterdam

On 17 February the Bèta Break will honour a hero issued from the UvA history: L.E.J. Brouwer, one of the most outstanding mathematicians in the Netherlands.

Brouwers ideas were the basis for topology and his ideas about the foundation of mathematics diametrically opposed to those of his established contemporaries.This contrarian attitude not only touched the area of the logics; also in his daily life he revolted by living 'avant la lettre' as a hippy in a cabin in Blaricum, which was an artistic village at the time.

His life and the influence of his mathematical work until today will be discussed with:
Prof. dr. Jan van Mill, topologist
Prof.dr. Dirk, van Dalen, biographer of Brouwer's life
Hans Ree, grandmaster in chess and columnist
Prof.dr. Wim Veldman, intuitionist

For more information, see http://www.betabreak.nl/ or contact

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