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Voltaire's Coffee: Professor Gleeson (Physics), Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth by Apostolos Doxiadis and Christos Papadimitriou

Fri, January 29, 2010 • 7:00 PM • Joynes Room, Carothers (CRD) 007, 2501 Whitis Ave. Enter through the east doors of the honors quad

Voltaire's Coffees are about good books...

Voltaire's Coffees are about good books...

Professor Gleeson - Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth by Apostolos Doxiadis and Christos Papadimitriou

Everyone's favorite Plan II event from their freshman year is now open to ALL Plan II students in our new Winter Voltaire's Coffee Series!  Join us for an evening of all your favorite things: interesting books, stimulating discussion, amazing professors, engaging fellow students, and food, of course!  All VCs will be held between January 21 and January 29, before the homework really starts piling up. 

Limited spots are available, so registration is required!  Students can register by accessing the following link to the registration form beginning at noon on Monday, November 30th.  Registration will close on midnight of Friday, December 4th.  Registration is limited to one VC per student.   Link to registration form

Professor Gleeson - Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth by Apostolos Doxiadis and Christos Papadimitriou

About the book:

The book is actually a biography of Bertrand Russell but its special emphasis is his work at the interface of logic and philosophy.  HIs effort to find truth through logic is told through illustrated media, a comic book.  A suitable and perfect companion is the book "Godel's Proof" by Ernest Nagel, James Newman, and Douglas Hofsteter, not a comic book, but a light read for this kind of book. 

About the professor:

Professor Gleeson is a theoretic physicist.  He has been teaching at The University of Texas since time began and the required Plan IIphysics class since the beginning of recorded history.

Sponsored by: Plan II Students Association


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