[FOM] Legacy of Reuben Goodstein, Friday 14th December, 2012
S Barry Cooper
pmt6sbc at maths.leeds.ac.uk
Fri Nov 23 04:45:21 EST 2012
THE LEGACY OF REUBEN GOODSTEIN
His Centennial and the Wittgenstein Connection
Friday 14th December 2012, University of Leicester
2012 is the Centenary of the birth of Reuben Louis Goodstein, the first
holder of a UK university chair in Mathematical Logic.
In honour of Goodstein and his legacy, we are organizing a day recognizing
his impact on the development of Mathematical Logic, worldwide, in the UK
and at Leicester.
The list of distinguished speakers includes:
Harvey Rose (Bristol), Jan von Plato (Helsinki), Stanley Wainer (Leeds),
Mathieu Marion/Mitsuhiro Okada (Montreal/Keio, Japan), Mike Price
(Leicester), Mary Walmsley (Leicester).
Topics will include:
* Goodstein's theorem in the light of the Bernays-Goodstein correspondence
* Goodstein sequences and independence of Peano arithmetic
* Goodstein and Wittgenstein
* Goodstein and the Mathematical Association
* We are also hoping to have a panel discussion entitled 'Goodstein
* 'Remembered', where any delegate can share memories and thoughts of
We anticipate there will be a number of ex-colleagues and students of
Goodstein, and members of the Goodstein family in attendance, and a small
evening dinner for speakers and organisers, and guests.
The meeting is supported by the London Mathematical Society, and there are
a number of bursaries available to UK research students to enable them to
attend the meeting. Registration is free.
To register, and for details of the programme, please go to the meeting
Download a copy of the conference poster:
Organisers: S. Barry Cooper (Leeds), Jeremy Levesley (Leicester), Rick
Thomas (Leicester), Paul Williams (LSE)
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