Joseph J. Kohn Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, Princeton University Joseph Kohn is Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at Princeton University. He is a winner of the Mathematical Society Steele Prize and the Bergman Prize and is a member of the United States National Academy of Sciences and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has also received the Bolzano Prize of the Czechoslovak Union of Mathematicians and Physicists and an honorary doctorate from the University of Bologna. He has written numerous research articles and has been involved in various mathematical projects in the Czech Republic, Italy, Mexico, and the United States. Participant In: Where Does It Begin? Saturday, May 5th 4:30 - 6:30PM Past Event Watch the video » Why are we curious about beginnings, whether that of the cosmos or our own? What can we discover from each other’s curiosity about beginnings? What are the organizational properties necessary to call something a beginning? Might similar processes apply to both individual consciousness and the universe at large? Free and open to the public.