Does matter really matter to numbers?
The role of conservation laws in applications of physics to mathematics
Organização:  Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science, Free University of Brussels
29 / 10 / 2020

In this talk I address an aspect of the applicability problem that has not been explored yet. I focus on some successful applications of physics in mathematics and I maintain that there exists a cluster of successful applications of physics in mathematics. Applications in this cluster, I claim, essentially depend on the successful application of conservation laws. In the conclusive part of my talk I also sketch some strategies that can be endorsed to address the issue of how conservation laws are applied with success in mathematics.

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