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Adjungeret professor Keith Devlin holder tiltrædelsesforelæsning

Keith Devlin er tiltrådt som adjungeret professor på IMADA og holder onsdag den 13. september sin tiltrædelsesforelæsning ”Can there be a (mathematically-grounded) “physics” of learning?”

DIAS og FNUG/IMADA inviterer til Dr. Keith Devlins tiltrædelsesforelæsning, som bærer titlen  ”Can there be a (mathematically-grounded) “physics” of learning?”

Keith Devlin er emeritus matematiker ved Stanford University. En stor del af hans nuværende forskning er fokuseret på brugen af forskellige medier til at undervise i og formidle matematik til forskellige målgrupper.

Hvornår: Onsdag den 13. september, 11.15-12.15

Hvor: DIAS Auditorium, Fioniavej 34, Campus Odense

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Technically, modern physics is a precisely defined model of the “physical” world and universe we live in – as perceived by our minds, augmented by various observational technologies and measurement devices. As such, it has proved enormously successful not only in increasing dramatically our understanding of the universe we live in, including what we are made of and how it works, but also in construction-, civil-, mechanical-, automotive-, aerospace- and electrical-engineering, resulting in we humans living our lives in a manner totally unlike any other creatures on Earth. Chemistry performs a similar model to support biology, medicine, and pharmacology. Can there be an analogous model that provides a framework for the social and psychological domains, including learning and education?

The answer, based on research (by many scholars) started at Stanford in the early 1980s is, “Maybe yes.” I’ll sketch a model that has already proved effective in a number of human domains (including linguistics, global-project management, office-information-systems design, intelligence analysis, and clinical psychiatry) and will speculate on potential applications to learning and education.


Den 13. september kl. 11.15-12.15


DIAS Auditorium
Fioniavej 34
Campus Odense

Redaktionen afsluttet: 12.06.2023