Sunday, 30 August 2015

The British Council in Partnership with Siyahi Presents Number Mysteries with Marcus du Sautoy

An evening with Marcus du Sautoy where he presents mathematics in a new form

New Delhi, 30 August 2015: The British Council, UK’s international organization for cultural relations and educational opportunities in partnership with Siyahi brings to you an evening with Marcus du Sautoy today at the India International Centre.

With topics ranging from prime numbers to the lottery, from lemmings to bending balls like Beckham, Professor Marcus du Sautoy will give a new and entertaining approach to explain how mathematics can be used to predict the future. The lecture would provide a new dimension to the traditional approach towards mathematics.

According to Marcus du Sautoy, “Mathematicians are storytellers. Our characters are numbers and geometries. Our narratives are the proofs we create about these characters. The joy of reading and creating mathematics comes from the exciting “aha!” moment we experience when all the strands seem to come together to resolve the mathematical mystery. It is like the moment of harmonic resolution in a piece of music or the revelation of whodunit in a murder mystery."

Gill Caldicott, Director Operations, British Council India said: “The British Council is delighted to welcome Marcus du Soutoy, to India. The lecture by Marcus promises to provide a new dimension to mathematics. We are happy to support Siyahi in bringing the UK-based author to Delhi for this event as making connections between the UK and India is the key to our work in cultural relations.”

Marcus du Sautoy is the Charles Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science and a Fellow of New College. He is the author of The Music of the Primes, Finding Moonshine: A Mathematician’s Journey Through Symmetry, Symmetry: A Journey into the Patterns of Nature and The Number Mysteries. He has presented numerous radio and TV series including The Story of Maths and The Code. He is a recipient of the Royal Society’s Faraday Prize (2009) and has also received an OBE for services to science (2010).

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