April 1 Lecture: Dr. Tai-Danae Bradley
Mathematics: God Is Not Silent
- Speaker: Dr. Tai-Danae Bradley
- Date/time: Friday, April 1 at 2:00pm PST
- Location: BSC 200/201 & livestream
Can we teach and think about mathematics from a biblical worldview? The answer is a resounding “yes,” as author James Nickel discusses in his 2001 book Mathematics: Is God Silent? Going a step further, this talk will highlight another series of questions: What does it mean to approach mathematical research from a biblical worldview? And what does it mean to discover new math, anyway? I will address these questions by giving an example based on “A New Perspective of Entropy,” an article recently published in The Journal of The Math3ma Institute that unfolds a new connection between two seemingly disparate topics in science, namely information theory and higher mathematics. This talk will give a non-technical introduction to the ideas and will not assume attendees have prior knowledge of either subject.
Dr. Tai-Danae Bradley
Dr. Tai-Danae Bradley is a research mathematician at Sandbox@Alphabet, a visiting research professor of mathematics at The Master’s University, and executive director of The Math3ma Institute. She earned a Ph.D. in mathematics from the Graduate Center at the City University of New York and is the creator of Math3ma, a blog that seeks to distill higher mathematics in accessible ways. She is also a former co-host of the PBS YouTube channel “Infinite Series” and co-author of the graduate-level textbook Topology: A Categorical Approach. Her research interests include category theory, quantum physics, and machine intelligence.