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Infosys Science Foundation organizes public lecture on 'Modern Romance of Mathematics and Society'

India Blooms News Service | | 25 Aug 2016, 11:44 pm
Bangalore, Aug 25 (IBNS): The Infosys Science Foundation (ISF) on Thursday organized a public lecture by Infosys Prize juror, Prof. Cedric Villani, Professor of Mathematics, Lyon University and Director of the Henri Poincare Institute, Paris, France, and a juror for the #InfosysPrize.

The lecture on ‘Modern Romance of Mathematics and Society’ was delivered at the Infosys campus in Bangalore, and was well attended by employees, academicians and students.

Taking forward the objective of inspiring young minds to take up science and research as a career option, ISF commenced the Infosys Science Foundation Lecture series in 2011.

This lecture by Prof. Cedric Villani intends to popularize Mathematics amongst youngsters and inspire them to pursue research in this field.

Peppered with interesting anecdotes, Prof. Villani’s talk was in a lighter vein and pointed how the subject influences every part of our life.

The talk also highlighted various interesting facts around few mathematical discoveries which kept the audience engaged.

Dressed in his customary cravat and three piece suit with his trademark spider brooch, Prof. Villani, aptly described as the Lady Gaga of French Mathematics by The New Yorker, likes to maintain some mystery about himself while demystifying the subject of his work.

Prof. Cedric Villani is a renowned Mathematician and a recipient of several national and international prizes for his research, in particular, the Fields Medal, awarded at the 2010 International Congress of Mathematicians in Hyderabad by the President of India. 

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