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National Mathematics Day 2020

Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth (CVV) in association with Raising A Mathematician (RAM) Foundation marked the occasion of National Mathematics Day 2020 with events organised from 15 December 2020 to 22 December 2020.

Sridhara Math Contest

An online quiz competition titled ‘Sridhara Math Contest’ for mathematics enthusiasts of all ages. The contest was named after an ancient Indian mathematician Sridharacarya (who lived around the 9th and 10th century), famous for his treatises Patiganita and Patiganitasara (also called as Trisatika). Over 160 participants took part in the first round of the contest. Out of these, seven participants from Group A (Class X and below) were shortlisted for the final round, a live quiz, held on 16 December. Read the complete report here.

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A Problem A Day….to keep your brain in sway!

From 15 to 19 December, every day a unique problem from ancient Indian Mathematics was presented on CVV’s social media platforms for people to solve and respond. This activity was meant to popularise ancient Indian mathematics among the public.

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Wednesday Webinar

On 16 December 2020, Shri Vinay Nair, an avid mathematician, co-founder of Raising A Mathematician Foundation and a student of Ph.D. at CVV, spoke on ‘Ramanujan—a self-made genius or one who stands on many shoulders?’ for the students and faculty of CVV.

Webinar: 'A Conversation with Prof. S. Bhargava'

To understand and know more about the unparalleled legacy of the mathematical genius, Prof. S. Bhargava, an eminent mathematician with expertise in the works of Srinivasa Ramanujan, was interviewed by Assistant Professor Dr. Ajaykumar K. (School of Philosophy, Psychology and Scientific Heritage).

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