Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences NYU (CIMS)
Manhattan Theatre Club (Proof)
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation (Sloan)
Oct. 16, 2000
This conference was organized in conjunction with the Broadway
opening of David Auburn's play Proof.
Following are videos of the conference.
To view a segment of the "Proof Symposium", click on an image below.
Introductions
Marsha Berger, Deputy Director, Courant Institute, NYU
Richard Foley, Dean of Faculty of Arts and Sciences, NYU
Doron Weber, Sloan Foundation
Panel I: What's a Proof and What's it Worth?
Moderator: Peter Sarnak, Institute for Advanced Study & Princeton (Math).
Speakers:
Kit Fine, NYU (Philosophy)
Arthur Jaffe, Clay Mathematics Institute & Harvard (Math, Physics)
Dusa McDuff, SUNY Stony Brook (Math)
Thomas Nagel, NYU (Law, Philosophy)
Michael Rabin , Harvard (Engineering and Applied Sciences)
Jacob Schwartz, NYU (Courant).
Panel II: Women and Proof
Introduction: Marsha Berger, Deputy Director, Courant Institute, NYU
Moderator: Margaret H. Wright, Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies
Speakers:
Dusa McDuff, SUNY Stony Brook (Math)
Cathleen Morawetz, NYU (Courant)
Mary Pugh, UPenn (Math)
Jean E. Taylor, Rutgers (Math)
Karen Uhlenbeck, UTexas Austin (Math)
Panel III: Proof in Performance and Prose
Introduction: David McLaughlin, Director, Courant Institute, NYU
Moderator: Michael Janeway, Director, National Arts Journalism Program , Columbia
Speakers:
David Auburn, author of Proof
Rebecca Goldstein, novelist
Sylvia Nasar, journalist
Ben Shenkman, Proof cast member
We would like to thank Estarose Wolfson of the Courant Institute and Kathryn L. Sullivan, Jeffrey Lane, and Meagan Dolan of
the Faculty Technology Center of the ITS for their help in converting
the "Proof Seminar" videos.