Francis Su, "Mathematics for Human Flourishing" (Science Research Public Lecture)


Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 5:55pm


Science Center Hall D
How is math tied to what it means to be human? Why does the practice of mathematics often fall short of our ideals and hopes? I’ll describe how math helps people flourish, regardless of what they do with their lives or careers, because it meets basic human desires and builds virtues that contribute to a life well-lived. And thus math belongs to everyone. I’ll also share what I’ve learned from a prison inmate who has helped me re-think what it means to do math well.