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Does Infinity Really Exist? [Live Stream, Friday, 8-9:30 P.M. ET]

Watch an interdisciplinary group of thinkers grapple with the meaning of infinity in this World Science Festival event from New York University
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The infinite! No other question has ever moved so profoundly the spirit of man,” said David Hilbert, one of the most influential mathematicians of the 19th century. A subject extensively studied by philosophers, mathematicians, and more recently, physicists and cosmologists, infinity still stands as an enigma of the intellectual world. Thinkers clash over questions such as: Does infinity exist? Can it be found in the physical world? What types of infinity are there? Through an interdisciplinary discussion with some of the world’s leading thinkers, this program will delve into the many facets of infinity and address some of the deepest questions and controversies that mention of the infinite continues to inspire.

Moderator: Keith Devlin

Panelists: Raphael Bousso, Philip Clayton, Steven Strogatz, W. Hugh Woodin

 

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