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Colliding mathematical theories!

UNT Professor to speak at International Congress of Mathematicians

What happens to the world of math when descriptive set theory begins to merge with descriptive dynamics? According to the College of Science Regents Professor Stephen Jackson, you get the theory of definable sets.

“The theory of definable sets is on the very forefront of mathematical logic theory. It combines descriptive sets, ‘well-behaved’ real numbers and descriptive dynamics: the mathematics of movement,” says Jackson. “I will present my findings on definable set theory at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Rio de Janeiro in August.”

Founded in 1897, the congress is the undisputed world’s premier forum for presenting and discussing new mathematical discoveries. The conference is held every four years in cities around the world.