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Conference: Mathematical Cultures
September 17, 2013 - September 19, 2013
This meeting will articulate and classify mathematical values. What do mathematicians mean when they use terms such as ‘deep’, ‘elegant’, ‘explanatory’, etc.? What is the rational structure of the deliberations mathematicians use to reach value judgments (in PhD examinations, book reviews, journal referee reports, etc.)? How much variety is there in mathematical values between mathematical cultures?
In addition to virtues that mathematicians look for in mathematical work, we may also consider the values that prevail among mathematicians in mathematical cultures. What are the virtues of a good mathematician?
More information about the conference is available on the Mathematical Cultures Research Network here