Episode #14: Mark Nielsen, PhD (Philosophy of Mathematics)


Dr. Mark Nielsen is the Associate Dean of the College of Science and a professor of mathematics at the University of Idaho. We discussed the complex nature of mathematics as it pertains to the natural world and the way we think. To that regard, Dr. Nielsen explained the unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics, “the mathiverse”, and the fundamental limitations of the human intellect in regard to the structure of mathematical systems. 

The College of Science at the University of Idaho has a podcast which Dr. Nielsen is a part of; it is called The Vandal Science Experience. Check it out!

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