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RESCHEDULED – Kwame Anthony Appiah in Halifax, March 23rd

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Kwame Anthony Appiah will be speaking on “Sharing with Strangers: Compassion through the Arts and Humanities in an Age of Globalization” Thursday, March 23rd, at 7pm at the University of King’s College. Please see here for more details.

The event has been organized by the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs (CCEPA) and is supported by: University of King’s College, Contemporary Studies Programme, Cosmopolitanism and the Local in Science & Nature, a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) project, Dalhousie University, Department of Philosophy, Saint Mary’s University, Department of Philosophy, and the Institute of Human Values at Saint Mary’s University.

Newsletter Out Now!

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We’ve had a busy year at CosmoLocal, and it’s time for a year end round-up of the latest events, publications, and news. Check out our Fall Newsletter for all the info.  We’re looking forward to a productive and exciting 2017!

Knowing Infinity: Srinivasa Ramanujan and East-West Encounters in Mathematics

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Winter 2017

The recent film The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015) has prompted renewed interest in the life of Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887-1920).  Ramanujan had little formal mathematics training; he nevertheless had an impressive influence in the mathematics world despite a short career.

In partnership with the Indian Subcontinent Students Association at Dalhousie University, the History of Science and Technology programme at the University of King’s College, and the Mathematics Department at Dalhousie University, Cosmopolitanism and the Local is planning a series of events about Ramanujan.  These events will highlight his contribution to mathematics, his successful mathematical collaboration with English mathematician G.H. Hardy, and how his spiritual/religious background contrasted with the materialist/ rationalist culture of the west.

This public series of events will include a screening of the film The Man Who Knew Infinity, as well as a talk by a Ramanujan scholar and a panel discussion regarding Ramanujan’s life and work.  Check here for more details as they become available.

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