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A lecture on human rights and the importance of mathematics from Fields Medal winner Caucher Birkar.


Originally from Kurdistan province, Iran, Professor Caucher Birkar FRS will speak about his life and his journey to becoming one of the world’s leading mathematicians, as well as the role of maths in people’s lives. Professor Birkar won the 2018 Fields Medal.

The lecture will be of interest to anyone interested in maths, human rights and the experiences of scientists who have sought refuge in the UK.

Interesting artefacts and stories from other scientists who have sought refuge in the UK will also be on display, reflecting the huge and varied contributions that this group have made to science and society in the UK.

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