Saturday : April 1,
A brief history of the Axiom of Choice.
TFAE, stands for "The following are equivalent"
At the beginning of the 20th century the Axiom of Choice(AC) changed the face of mathematics. Its uses have allowed mathematicians to prove what was once deemed un-provable, and have even allowed us to find the paradoxical. This led to major controversies surrounding the Axiom of Choice. In this talk we will discuss the development of the AC, the controversy around it, major theorems we have proved with it, as well as the mathematicians involved. A perfect talk to let you spice up the next time you prove AC’s equivalency with controversy and historical fact!
This talk will be given at the Missouri MAA meeting in Jopin, MO