Douglas Hofstadter, Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Science at Indiana University in Bloomington, will talk about “Gödel, Escher, Bach: 36 years later” at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, in the UC’s Summers Auditorium. He’ll discuss his perception of how things have gone since his book Gödel, Escher, Bach: An eternal golden braid was published in 1979 and won the 1980 Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction and a 1980 National Book Award for science. Hofstadter is credited with discovering the first fractal ever found in physics, Hofstadter’s butterfly. His work and thoughts show the connections between many fields, including art, music and mathematics.
Andersen Library has a copy of Gödel, Escher, Bach: An eternal golden braid in the 3rd-floor Main Collection at QA9.8 .H63 1999, and UWW students and staff may borrow additional copies of this title, or the author’s book I am a strange loop, from other UW campus libraries by using the free Universal Borrowing service.
Please ask a librarian if you are interested in finding additional materials.