Public Lecture: From Seeing to Discovering

  • Event: From Seeing to Discovering
  • Time: Wed. October 17th, 2018 at 7:30 pm
  • Place: Lucian Hunt Library, Tilton School
  • Invited professor: Tianxin Cai
  • Introduction of the professor Cai: Cai Tianxin is a Chinese poet, essayist, photographer, as well as a professor of mathematics at Zhejiang University. He is the author of over 30 books of poetry, essays, travels, photograph, autobiography. His work has been translated and published into more than 20 languages, including three books in English and two in Spanish. He is the winner of the 2013 Naji Naaman Poetry Award(Beirut) and the 2017 National Award of Science and Technology(Beijing) for his book of essays Mathematical Legends. He is currently attending the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa.
  • About the lecture:  In this lecture, Professor Cai will focus on the interplay between science and humanity and in particular the similarity among mathematics, poetry, art, and daily life. He will explain why math is everywhere. Professor Cai will demonstrate it through photographs that he took from all around the world, together with some classic paintings.

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