# Formal Methods in Mathematics

In January 2020, I attended Formal Methods in Mathematics / Lean Together 2020

Formal Mathematics, broadly, is the process of documenting mathematics including but not limited to definitions, theorems, proofs, algorithms in a manner that their correctness can be verified by a computer. One of the primary purpose of doing this is to gain confidence in the correctness of proofs. We also believe that in the near future formal mathematics would help mathematicians use computers in their quest for finding proofs.

This is a topic I have been interested for a while now. Ask me anything!

1 year ago

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Sounds nice

- 11 months, 2 weeks ago

Yes! Proof Assistants convert the process of writing mathematical proofs into a computer game, in a way. I'd be happy to talk more about this in the comments if you are interested.

- 11 months, 1 week ago

Can you show an example of how it is done?

- 12 months ago

It looks like this. In the linked tutorial, they prove some basic properties about real numbers.

You can also try out this game which teaches some of the features of this system step-by-step.

Does this help?

- 12 months ago

- 11 months, 2 weeks ago

Check out this link. Looks like they have updated some things.

- 11 months, 1 week ago

The game was certainly fun.

- 11 months, 4 weeks ago

I am glad you think so. If you enjoy this, there are various other things you can do: including proving some of these for fun, or contributing to the lean mathlib

- 11 months, 4 weeks ago

Would certainly check them out, thanks!

- 11 months, 4 weeks ago