It’s mathematics that helps us to describe, foresee, formalize and organize our lives. There is no doubt in its significance and value nowadays. Biologists, economists, historians, geographers, businessmen, politicians – all are dealing with this science every day, more or less.
However, few people really know what happens with mathematics nowadays: we have invited the leading experts of the nation to tell about it. Mathematics is a precise and very complicated science, that is why we have decided to reduce the degree of intellectual tensity and chose a laid-back format of a stroll…
A walk in Repino
October 10, 2016
Anatoly Vershik, chief research scientist at the St. Petersburg branch of the Steklov Institute of Mathematics of RAS, Professor of St. Petersburg State University, participated in the “Mathematical walks” project. For the stroll journalists and scientist picked the scenic shore of the Gulf of Finland in Repino: it’s right here that the international conference on information theory organized by IITP RAS took place 40 years ago.