TUESDAY, 12 JULY 2005

9:00 am: Introductory Remarks by Amir Alexander

9:15 am: Greeting by Theodore Tollis of Thales and Friends

Session 1a: The Mathematician’s Story

9:20 am to 1:00 pm, moderator Mark Turner

**Pierre Cartier**

Vitae Mathematicae: The Role of Autobiographies from Mathematicians

**Doron Zeilberger**

Sipur and Mispar in Ibn Ezra’s Sefer HaMispar

**Martin Davis**

Mathematics and Biography

**Theodore M. Porter**

Karl Pearson’s Statistical Lives

DISCUSSION

Session 1b: Mathematical Dramas

5:00 pm to 8:15 pm, moderator Barry Mazur

**Denis Guedj**

The Drama of Mathematics

**Barbara Oliver**

Mathematics and Narrative – a Happening

DISCUSSION

**Alecos Papadatos**

Logicomix: A Graphic Novel of Logic and Mathematics

DISCUSSION

WEDNESDAY, 13 JULY 2005

Session 2a: Mathematics as Story

9:00 am to 1:00 pm, moderator John Allen Paulos

**Christos Papadimitriou**

On Narrative and Computer Programming

**Karine Chemla**

Mathematical Problems as Narratives: Perspectives from Ancient China

**Persi Diaconis**

Mathematical Stories and Stories for Mathematics

DISCUSSION

**Apostolos Doxiadis**

The story of the proof is the proof: early stations in a paramathematical odyssey

**Gregory Chaitin**

Narratives versus formal axiomatic theories: What is mathematics?

DISCUSSION

Session 2b: Telling Mathematical Stories

5:00 pm to 8:05 pm, moderator M. Norton Wise

**Robin J. Wilson**

Writing Popular Mathematics Books: How and Why?

**Hans Magnus Enzensberger**

How our Schools succeed in Blotting out Children’s Natural Gift for Mathematics

**Timothy Gowers**

Describing mathematical proofs without losing the plot

DISCUSSION

**Marcus du Sautoy**

The Music of the Primes

DISCUSSION

THURSDAY, 14 JULY 2005

Session 3a: Changing Stories, Changing Mathematics

9:00 am to 1:10 pm, moderator Ted Porter

**Brian Rotman**

Gesture in the Head

**Amir Alexander**

From Heroes to Martyrs: Changing Stories and Changing Practices in Modern Mathematics

DISCUSSION

COFFEE BREAK (15 minutes)

**Mary Terrall**

Mathematics in Narrative: 18th Century Scientific Expeditions

**John Allen Paulos**

Stories and Statistics, Numbers and Narratives

**Joan L. Richards**

Historical narrative and Enlightened Mathematics

DISCUSSION

Session 3b: Making Mathematical Stories

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, moderator Joan L. Richards

**Rebecca Goldstein**

Mathematicians as Characters

DISCUSSION

COFFEE BREAK (15 minutes)

**John D. Barrow**

Infinities and Beyond

DISCUSSION

FRIDAY, 15 JULY 2005

Session 4a: Stories in Mathematical Creativity

9:00 am to 1:10 pm, moderator Christos Papadimitriou

**Leo Corry**

Calculating the Limits of Poetic License: Fictional Narrative and the History of Mathematics

**Martin Krieger**

The Work of Mathematical Research

**Barry Mazur**

Eureka and Other Stories

DISCUSSION

**Mark Turner**

The Role of Narrative Imagining in Blended Mathematical Concepts

**David Corfield**

The Role of Narrative in Mathematical Inquiry

**M. Norton Wise**

How Fourier Analysis Became Rigorous, or How Functions became Curves: A Dirichlet Narrative

DISCUSSION

Session 4b: Conclusion

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, moderator Robert Osserman

**Robert Osserman**

The Right Spin: Spinning Mathematics by Spinning a Yarn

**Apostolos Doxiadis**

Summary

Open Discussion

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