Public lecture: ‘Adding’ value – why the New Economy needs mathematics – Thursday 11th April in TU Dublin, Aungier Street

April 3, 2019

Professor Vakhtang Putkaradze is our Flaherty Visiting Professor for 2018/19 and is visiting TU Dublin.  He is from the Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.

He will present his Flaherty Lecture, in association with the School of Mathematical Sciences, Technological University Dublin, on Thursday, 11th April at 6.30 pm in TU Dublin, City Campus, Aungier Street, Room AUG-018. 


Title:   ‘Adding’ value – why the New Economy needs mathematics


Abstract:    Why study mathematics when computers have become so clever? Won’t computers eventually solve all our problems, and we just need to find the right way to feed them information?”   In this talk, we shall consider examples of why modern technology and leading industries demand higher-than-ever levels of mathematical knowledge, contrary to the ‘computers can solve everything’ viewpoint. We shall also discuss the importance of nurturing the free creative spirit in mathematics research. The examples that will be explored will range from renewable energy, sensor development and mathematics of sports, to recent start-ups from Silicon Valley.


All are welcome!

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