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Science Ka Adda: The Beauty of Mathematics at T2F


In the 16th Century, Galileo wrote that “The book of Nature is written in the language of Mathematics.” Arguably, the ability to make mathematical calculations is what differentiates us as a species from the rest of our brethren in the animal kingdom. With mathematics humans have been able to harness the forces of nature and create the modern world.

But just what is it about mathematics that makes it so special out of all the sciences? Why do so many people find math difficult and why do certain people have a particular dislike of it? Join The Second Floor to find out, in the next very special edition of Science Ka Adda, with none other than their very own Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy!

About the Speaker:
One of Pakistan’s most celebrated academics, Pervez Hoodbhoy is a world renowned nuclear physicist and prominent social activist. He is currently distinguished professor of physics and mathematics at Forman Christian College (Lahore), having served Quaid-e-Azam University for well over 40 years. Dr. Hoodbhoy received his undergraduate and degrees from MIT as well as a PhD in nuclear physics from there. He has been visiting professor at Carnegie Mellon University, University of Maryland, and MIT. Bold and unapologetically progressive, he is an advocate of freedom of speech. A regular contributor to dawn.com, he has also written for The New York Times, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times on topics ranging from religion and politics to education and science.

Date: Sunday, 23rd December 2018
Time: 06:00 PM – 08:00 PM
Venue: Faraar Gallery, T2F
Entry: Free, It’s your donations that keep us going!
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