Colloquium Lectures

Physics and Mathematics
Speaker: GS. Pierre Darriulat, Department of Astrophysics of the Vietnam National Satellite Centre, VAST

Time: 9h30, Friday,  May 27, 2016
Venue: Room 301, Building A5, Institute of Mathematics, VAST, 18 Hoang Quoc Viet, Cau Giay, Ha Noi.
Abstract:After a few general considerations on the relation between physics and mathematics in the development of Science, I shall use some concrete examples to illustrate my points: infinities and infinitesimals, groups, extra dimensions, etc… I shall then pursue by giving a brief summary of the current status of physics and astrophysics, with emphasis on the role of mathematics in their development. I shall then conclude with comments on the philosophical statements that this kind of questions often trigger.