Duyuru: 
Alexander Borovik – University of Manchester, Bilgi Üniversitesi
Eternity Forever, or Social Life of Infinity: from Mathematics to Mass Culture
My curiosity about possible psychophysiological roots of the socalled "mathematical intuition" led me to look into the role of some key mathematical concepts in the mass culture. Infinity happened to be one of the most paradoxical and bizarre cases; in the mass culture, it firmly belongs to the realm of the most unhinged Kitsch. Correspondingly, my talk can perhaps be classified as a culturological overview of Kitsch and its place in the mass culture, as seen by a sceptical working mathematician. And I will show a lot of exceptionally cute pictures!
