Karl Menger International Symposium (IMS’98)

The Karl Menger Symposium on Inaccuracy in Philosophy, Mathematics, Economics and Technology was held from 1 to 3 December 1997 at the Faculty of Letters of the University of Girona.

The idea was to hold an interdisciplinary meeting that would help to bring together some of the many problems and solution paths that are outlined in the various disciplines that deal with imprecision.

It seemed particularly appropriate to dedicate the symposium to Karl Menger, who in 1997 was 95 years old. Menger was a relevant mathematician, a member of the Vienna Circle, who cultivated different fields of thought, in which he always stood out for offering very rich ideas, capable of further development.

The Symposium was attended by recognised experts in the different disciplines involved:

  • E. Trillas and J. Gutiérrez-Ríos, from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
  • C. Alsina, from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia
  • J. L. Castro and M. Delgado, from the University of Granada
  • C. Moraga, from the University of Dortmund
  • J. Gil-Aluja, from the University of Barcelona
  • C. Sierra, of the CSIC
  • J. Aguilar, from the CNRS / University of Girona
  • J.-M. Terricabras, A. Defez and J. L. Prades, from the University of Girona

See here the full programme of the Symposium.