Niels Bohr Lecture by Michael Freedman

Niels Bohr Lecture by Michael Freedman

Title: Squares and Square roots in social economics and physics

Abstract: There is a school of social thought originating in Lionel Penrose’s 1946 proposal of “quadratic voting” that seems to be evolving both toward ideas of Kant and Leibniz in philosophy and making contact with the Born rule from quantum mechanics.

I’ll discuss what I know and don’t know about these developments. 

About the speaker

Michael Hartley Freedman is an American mathematician. In 1986, he was awarded a Fields Medal for his work on the 4-dimensional generalized Poincaré conjecture. 

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There will be a reception outside Aud. 4 from 16:00-16:30