Thursday, September 8th 4:00pm-5:00pm EST
Aderhold Hall, Room
110 Carlton St, Athens, GA 30602
Via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/99259388257
For this talk, we’ll start with a few paradoxes of infinity for you to mull over. I interviewed 23 undergraduate and graduate students (and one mathematician) about several such problems, including variants of the Ross Urns paradox. The way they experienced and resolved cognitive conflict provides insights about how infinite mathematical objects are mentally constructed.