Archive for November 2008

Gödel’s Incompleteness Theorem

My senior seminar on “The Big Questions” asked me for a succinct explanation of Gödel’s Incompleteness Theorem, a radical result which I’m beginning to think is a simple one. Continue reading ‘Gödel’s Incompleteness Theorem’ »

Isoperimetric Sequences

At our faculty seminar today, I mentioned a problem I had discussed a bit with colleagues Ed Burger and Tom Garrity, which moves the isoperimetric problem from geometry to numbers.

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