Department Mathematik



Mathematisches Kolloquium

Am Donnerstag, 28. November 2013, um 16:30 Uhr spricht

Prof. Ulrich Kohlenbach
(TU Darmstadt)

im Hörsaal A027 über das Thema

From the Foundations of Mathematics to Applications in Core Mathematics

Zusammenfassung: In this talk we will give an account of the applied re-orientation of proof theory towards the analysis of concrete proofs in mathematics which was prompted by Georg Kreisel's pioneering ideas in the 50's and systematically developed during the last 10-20 years. We will give a survey of uses of proof theoretic transformations to extract explicit effective bounds in nonlinear analysis, fixed point theory and ergodic theory. Most recently, even proofs in nonlinear analysis that use a substantial amount of the axiom of choice in the form of Banach limits could be given a quantitative finitary re-interpretation. The success of this program (sometimes called `proof mining') largely vindicates David Hilbert's original proposal to show that the use of `ideal elements' in the course of proving `real statements' can, in principle, be replaced by an effective finitary reasoning. Surprisingly, this proof-theoretic approach has close connections to the concept of `finitary analysis' as proposed recently by Terence Tao.
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