Mathematics and imagination with Julian Barbour

Sunday 23 April 2023
h. 11:00
Sala Petrassi
Mathematics and imagination with Julian Barbour

Julian Barbour - Physicist and philosopher

Mathematical reasoning is often considered-especially by artists-an enemy of creative imagination. In contrast, British physicist and philosopher Julian Barbour, argues that the most basic relationships underlying mathematics play an equally important role in all artistic forms. Not only that, but from his studies of space, time and motion, Barbour promotes a view of the universe as inherently creative and disproves the thesis-in vogue since the discovery of the laws of thermodynamics-that it is doomed to heat death.