Simplicity: The Last Refuge of a Scoundrel

Type: 
Colloquium Talks
Audience: 
Open to the Public
Building: 
Nador u. 15
Room: 
103
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 3:30pm
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Date: 
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 3:30pm to 5:10pm

Newton and Einstein both claim that the world is simple and therefore the simplicity of a theory is a sign of its truth.  This idea has wide currency in science and philosophy.  It shouldn't have.