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Waiting for Gödel

"Ultimately," Siobhan Roberts notes, "Gödel came to be compared not only to his friend Albert Einstein but also to Franz Kafka. Such was the nature of his contribution—only a handful of theorems, but all of them monumental and fantastical." A frequent Director's Visitor at the Institute, Siobhan Roberts writes of the enduring, folkloric legacy of Kurt Gödel (Faculty 1953–78), whose incompleteness theorem is the subject of a crash course at the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research.  Read more at the New Yorker

July 03, 2016