Laurent Lafforgue at the Logic and Religion Webinar, Nov 18, 4pm CET

jean-yves beziau beziau100 at
Wed Nov 17 09:36:58 EST 2021

Dear Colleagues
Next Thursday, November 18 at 4pm CET,
we will have in the LARA webinar a talk by Laurent Lafforgue (Fields Medal
2002)  about Grothendieck  (Fields Medal 1966).
See details below.  Everyone is welcome.
Best Wishes
Jean-Yves Beziau
Vice-President of LARA (Logic And Religion Association)
November 18, 2021, 4pm CET
Speaker: Laurent Lafforgue (Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques,
Chair: Snezana Lawrence (Middlesex University, UK)
Abstract: In a text of 1971 entitled "The New Universal Church", the famous
mathematician Alexander Grothendieck defended that through a process of
imperialist expansion, science has created an ideology of its own,
scientism, that has many of the features of a new religion. He called it
"La Nouvelle Eglise Universelle". How does Grothendieck's text against
scientism and the imperialism of science relate to his thought? How does it
relate to his mathematics as well as to his ideas about religions ? Can it
be said that Grothendieck had become against science or that, in some
sense, he had always been against some form of science? These are some of
the questions that will be addressed in this webinar.

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