The Department of Logic & Philosophy of Science presents:

"Laguna Workshop: Methodology of Pure and Applied Mathematics"

March 5-7, 2004
Hotel Laguna in Laguna Beach


Friday, March 5:  Aspects of Pure Mathematics
9:00        Jamie Tappenden (Philosophy, Michigan), 'A case study in mathematical explanation and reasoning styles:  why do elliptic functions have two periods?'
10:30      Jeremy Avigad (Philosophy, CMU), 'Mathematical method and proof'
2:00        Paolo Mancosu (Philosophy, UC Berkeley), 'Visualization in logic and mathematics'
3:30        Alasdair Urquhart (Philosophy, Toronto), 'Non-rigorous mathematics -- is it really mathematics?'
Saturday, March 6:  Current Thinking on the Continuum Hypothesis

9:00        Hugh Woodin (Mathematics, UC Berkeley)    (transparencies)
10:30      John Steel (Mathematics, UC Berkeley)            (transparencies)
2:00        Matt Foreman (Mathematics, UC Irvine)
3:30        Tony Martin (Mathematics and Philosophy, UCLA)
Sunday, March 7:  Aspects of Applied Mathematics

9:00        Sheldon Smith (Philosophy, UCLA),'Continuous bodies and contact interactions:  the view from applied mathematics'
10:30      Mark Wilson (Philosophy, Pittsburgh), 'Something's gotta give'

A breakfast buffet will be available each morning of the conference beginning at 8:00 a.m. in the Catalina meeting room.

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