# Kodsnack 292 - Why would there be a simple solution? with Bartosz Milewski

2018-12-25 05:26Fredrik talks to Bartosz Milewski - programmer, writer and creator of mind-expanding presentations - about a wide range of things in the lands between mathematics and programming. Bartosz explains his increasing interest in mathematics, type and category theory and why he thinks mathematics and programming can and are coming closer together.

We eventually get to the topic of Bartosz’ talk last year, and perhaps the only way humans can understand things and how that affects what we discover. Perhaps even what we are able to discover.

Recorded on stage at Øredev 2018.

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## Links

- Øredev 2018
- Bartosz Milewski
- Bartosz’ presentation the day before - Programming with math
- Bartosz’s second presentation of the year is unfortunately not online yet
- Type theory
- Category theory
- Template metaprogramming
- Cateogry theory for the working mathematician
- Functor
- Monad
- Richard Feynman
- Category theory for programmers
- Bartosz’ videos on Youtube
- Quadratic equations
- Fermat’s last theorem and the proof
- Homotopy type theory
- The Curry-Howard isomorphism
- Bartosz’ talk from last year - The earth is flat

## Titles

- I skipped a lot of slides
- Something related to math
- Pushed by external forces
- What is fascinating to me at the moment
- Tone down the category theory
- I’m really comfortable with math
- I discovered a whole new franchise
- I read a few first sentences
- The idea of category theory is not that difficult
- Multiply and divide things for months
- This gap between programming and math
- (There is) A lot of commonality
- How to split things and how to compose them
- The science of composition
- We humans have to structure things
- The different ways of splitting things
- Mathemathics is the future
- Who wants to program in assembly language
- Test-driven proof development
- A lot of hand-waving in math as well
- Mechanizing proofs
- An outgowth of type theory
- The only way we humans can understand nature
- Life can only exist in a decomposable environment
- Our brains work by decomposing things
- Why would there be a simple solution?