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When Turing met Wittgenstein (1939)
Famously, after obtaining his Ph.D. from Princeton University in June of 1938, Alan Turing (1912-54) turned down an offer from John von Neumann…
Apr 22
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Jørgen Veisdal
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The Birth of the Institute for Advanced Study (1930)
"A first-rate research institution with no teachers, no students, no classes, only researchers protected from the vicissitudes and pressures of the…
Aug 26, 2022
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Jørgen Veisdal
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Turing Uncomputability
As Leibniz suggested, we appear to live in the best of all possible worlds, where the computable functions make life predictable enough to be…
Aug 13, 2021
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Jørgen Veisdal
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Kurt Gödel's Brilliant Madness
Hungarian polymath John von Neumann (1903–1957) once wrote that Kurt Gödel was “absolutely irreplaceable” and “in a class by himself”. Describing his…
Jun 21, 2021
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Jørgen Veisdal
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Gödel’s Constitutional Quarrel (1947)
“The examiner was intelligent enough to quickly quieten Gödel and say ‘Oh god, let’s not go into this’ and broke off the examination at this point…
Jun 14, 2021
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Jørgen Veisdal
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Gödel’s Constitutional Quarrel (1947)
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Gödel's Solution to Einstein's Field Equations (1949)
Following Kurt Gödel (1906-1978)’s publications on the first- and second incompleteness theorems (1931) and later work on Cantor’s continuum hypothesis…
May 4, 2021
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Jørgen Veisdal
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