Fall 2015

ORGANIZERS: |
Jim Binkoski (Philosophy),
Pierre Clare (Math)Jody Trout (Math),
Pete Winkler (Math) |

TIME: |
Mondays at 3:00pm |

PLACE: |
004 Kemeny Hall |

NYU philosopher Tim Maudlin has devised a replacement for standard topology that (he claims) is more intuitive and leads to a better understanding of physical space.

Maudlin's book is

The point of this informal seminar will be for the participants to form an opinion. This will be an exciting opportunity to explore a brand new theory from the ground up.

Intended for math majors but physicists, philosophers and computer scientists are welcome as well.

Date | Speaker | Title |
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September 21 | Pete Winkler | Organizational meeting |

September 28 | Pierre Clare | (Maud)linear structures: first axioms and examples |

October 5 | Jim Binkoski | Examples of linear structures - Handout
- Problem set |

October 12 | Pete Winkler James Drain |
The Wild Line, the Woven Plane and other examples |

October 19 | Jody Trout | Space-time topology, causality and (Maud)linear structures |

November 2 | Jody Trout | Linear structures and topology |

November 9 | Jim Binkoski | Introduction to the physics and philosophy of time |

November 16 | Helena Caswell | Open sets and neighborhoods from linear structures |