#### Event Title

A Sampling of Shortness

#### Location

Hart 218

#### Start Time

14-5-2009 11:20 AM

#### End Time

14-5-2009 12:20 PM

#### Description

A quartet of panelists will provide viewpoints exploring the conciseness of idea, space, word, and number. Is there a short list of natural laws? Is simplicity on the list? Are there invariant scales of the universe? What is the Planck length? What is so small in mathematics that it was called the "ghost of a departed quantity"? How short is an infinitesimal? How short can a poem be? These questions will lead to a lively discussion on the vast nature of brevity.

A Sampling of Shortness

Hart 218

A quartet of panelists will provide viewpoints exploring the conciseness of idea, space, word, and number. Is there a short list of natural laws? Is simplicity on the list? Are there invariant scales of the universe? What is the Planck length? What is so small in mathematics that it was called the "ghost of a departed quantity"? How short is an infinitesimal? How short can a poem be? These questions will lead to a lively discussion on the vast nature of brevity.