Prague, 30 March 2010 Press release

A tribute to Kurt Friedrich Gödel in Brno

Prague, 30 March 2010 - Upon the initiative of the Austrian Cultural Forum in Prague, and within the framework of an academic ceremony at the Dean’s Office of the Faculty of Science at Brno’s Masaryk University, tribute is today being paid to mathematician and logician Kurt Friedrich Gödel, who was born on 28 April 1906 in Brno and who died on 14 January 1978 in Princeton, New Jersey. The tribute is accompanied by the opening of an exhibition commemorating the revered mathematician and logician which is intended for the public at large.

In addition to the Dean of the Faculty of Science and the head of the Austrian Cultural Forum in Prague, Professor Miloš Dokulil. a renowned Czech expert in Gödel’s special field, will give an introductory statement. Based on the idea that Gödel’s paradoxes could be expressed in the form of musical paradoxes, the event will be accompanied by music by Johann Sebastian Bach, performed by a violin trio and the soloist František Sonek.

Exclusively intended for an expert audience, the lecture in the meeting room of the Dean’s Office will be delivered by Professor Alexander Leitsch from Vienna’s Technical University and will focus on Gödel and his intellectual heritage from the perspective of a logician.

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