Mark your calendar, Spring '20 Splash will be on March 8, 2020!

Splash Biography

YUANSHAN LI, UC Berkeley sophomore studying math and philosophy

Major: Math/Philosophy

College/Employer: UC Berkeley

Year of Graduation: 2021

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I study math and philosophy at UC Berkeley. Things I am recently studying include mathematical/philosophical logic and classical field theories in physics. My non-academic interests include soccer, cooking and Chinese politics. I sometimes go by Tom.

Past Classes

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M578: Infinity, Infinity and Infinity in Splash Spring 19 (Mar. 16, 2019)
The nature of "infinity" had been puzziling for mathematicians and philosophers since ancient times. What does infinity mean? What are some of the problems behind the idea of infinity? This crash class will introduce fundamentals about these questions, including Cantor's classical work, which served as the foundation of mathematics ever since. Depending on the prior knowledge of the audience, I will possibly introduce some more in-depth discussions and results in mathematical logic related to the topic. The students will be encouraged to try out their own solutions and participate in discussions, either in group or as a class, depending on the class size. Student should not expect to only listen to the instructor's presentation.