Problem Posing: Aesthetical and Other Considerations

February 3, 2023

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  • Postdoc Program “Kurzstipendien” of the DAAD
  • Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science at VUB


Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf
Vrije Universiteit Brussel

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Date: 3rd February 2023, 15:00-20:00 (CET)
Place: Online (Zoom)

Registration is free but necessary. Plese visit our homepage to register.


How do mathematicians choose the problems they are engaging with? In what sense do they rely on aesthetical factors, and what is the role of the mathematical community? Moreover, what do these considerations tell us about the epistemology of mathematics? The workshop brings together scholars from philosophy, mathematics and mathematical education who investigate mathematical problem-posing.


  • Karl Heuer (DTU)
  • Mikkel Willum Johansen (Copenhagen)
  • Tuya Sa (Loughborough)
  • Nathalie Sinclair (Simon Fraser University)
  • Henrik Kragh Sørensen (Copenhagen)
  • Simon Weisgerber (Vienna)


Registration is free but necessary: You should get the information within a day of your registration, otherwise please contact us.


The workshop is organised jointly by Paul Hasselkuß (Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf) and Deniz Sarikaya (Københavns Universitet, Technical University of Denmark - DTU and CLPS, Vrije Universiteit Brussel). 


It is supported by the Postdoc Program “Kurzstipendien” of the DAAD, Project: “Theoretical virtues of conjectures and open questions in mathematical practice” and the Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science at VUB.

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For any questions, please contact the organizers by sending an email to: hasselkuss [at] or deniz.sarikaya [at]

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February 3, 2023, 12:00pm UTC

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