Bronze bust of Aryabhatta unveiled at UNESCO Headquarters
Posted on: 07 Apr 2016 17:41:17
07 April 2016 Current Affairs: Union Minister of Human Resource Development Smriti Irani unveiled a bronze bust of the ancient Indian mathematician-astronomer Aryabhata, which is a gift from India, at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on April 7,2016.Smriti Irani was attending the high-level segment of the 'International Conference on the Zero'. The event was held at UNESCO headquarters to celebrate the rich and remarkable history of mathematics in collaboration with India.International Conference on Zero : The international conference was held at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France from 4 April – 5 April 2016. It was hosted by the permanent delegation of India to UNESCO along with Pierre and Marie Curie University. The Conference was held on the following topics: (i) Gems of Ramanujan and their Lasting Impact on Mathematics. (ii) Indian Mathematics: Negative Numbers, Zero, Infinity and Beyond. (iii) Zero: Infinity and Set Theory (iv) Panel discussion on the Arabic traditions in Mathematics and (v) Mathematics in Indian Music. It shared the rich and remarkable history of mathematics, through the participation of some brilliant minds.
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