From Seeing to Discovering - A unique exploration of the interplay between art and mathematics
|Starts:||16:00 14 Nov 2019|
|Ends:||17:00 14 Nov 2019|
|What is it:||Talk|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, External researchers, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
Our civilisation has been developed based on modern knowledge and tradition, or oriental and occidental, but there is an important third source which has been often been largely neglected: interdisciplinary and intercultural inference and exchange. In this lecture, Professor Cai will focus on the interplay between science and humanity and in particular the similarity among mathematics, art, poetry, and daily life. He will explain why maths is everywhere. Professor Cai believes that there is a process from seeing to discovering in any field of study or career, and he will demonstrate it through classical or modern painting together with some photograph that he took from all around the world.
Dr. Cai Tianxin is a mathematician, poet and essayist, photographer and a distinguished professor of Zhejiang University, one of China’s leading academic institutions. He holds a PhD in number theory and has published extensively in this field. His poetry has been translated into more than 20 languages; he has held more than 10 solo photography exhibitions and is a winner of numerous literary and scientific awards. He has also travelled to more than 100 countries – this visit to Manchester is his first!
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