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In association with the Royal Society's 350th anniversary celebrations in 2010, Asia House presents the second of a series of events about Asian contributions to modern scientific thought
In conversation with Ziauddin Sardar, George Gheverghese Joseph explores the Indian contribution to World Mathematics, from the early texts of the Vedic period to the golden era of the 5th to 12th century. He considers the work of scholars like Aryabhata and Brahmagupta and the development of the decimal system, trigonometry and algebra.
George Joseph is Honorary Reader in Mathematics at the University of Manchester and author of ‘The Crest of the Peacock: The non-European Roots of Mathematics’ and ‘A Passage to Infinity: Medieval Indian Mathematics from Kerala and Its Impact’.
Ziauddin Sardar is a writer, scholar, cultural commentator and Professor of Postcolonial Studies at City University, London
This event has been organised as part of Capital Science and the Royal Society's 350th anniversary celebrations in 2010.
Tickets £10, Concessions £6
Asia House Friends £5
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