# Mathematics as Literature / Mathematics as Text Workshop

## Event Description

**Mathematics as Literature / Mathematics as Text Workshop **

Mathematicians are authors: they manipulate symbols, they dedicate themselves to the production of a supremely textual artifact - the proof. Short of poetry, no other human endeavor is so closely focused on the properties of its text as such. In this workshop, scholars who have engaged with mathematics as text and literature come to discuss such matters as the metaphors of mathematics, the techniques of literary description in mathematical texts, and the sense in which mathematical works possess an aesthetic dimension.

Organized by Reviel Netz, Classics Department

Speakers are:

Amir Alexander, UCLA

Jacqueline Feke, Stanford University

Alain Herreman, University of Rennes, France

Reviel Netz, Stanford University

Courtney Roby, Cornell University

Roi Wagner, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

** Friday, April 13th, 2012 9am - 6pm****Classics Building 110 Room 112****Stanford University**

## Event date

## Location:

Classics Building 110 Room 112

US