BHOPAL: A week-long celebration of National Mathematics Day began with the virtual presentation of the exhibition ‘The Man who Knew Infinity’ on Tuesday evening.
The Regional Science Centre, Bhopal, has organised the event on its social media pages to mark National Mathematics Day, which falls on December 22 every year, to commemorate the birth anniversary of India’s mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan. The event is also organised to celebrate the legacy of Ramanjuan.
Events in Ramanujan’s life
The exhibition was unveiled at by the director, Nehru Science Center, Mumbai, after his lecture on Ramanujan. He is the person under whose guidance as director at VITM the exhibition, ‘The Man Who Knew Infinity’, developed. The title of this exhibition is from the novel written by Robert Kanigel.
Project coordinator of the Regional Science Centre, Bhopal, Krishnendu Choudhury, told Free Press that the exhibition covers in breadth important events in the life of Ramanujan. The virtual presentation of the exhibition can be viewed on the YouTube channel of the centre, he said.
‘Triangle and its Properties’
Besides, an online workshop on ‘Triangle and its Properties’, for 6th-8th Grade school students will be held from 3pm-5pm on Wednesday. Another online workshop on ‘Geometric Shapes and Modelling’ for school students of 6th Grade onwards, ‘Circle & its properties’, for 9th and 10th Grade school students and ‘Fun with Hyperbola: Acrobatic Stick’, for 11th and 12th Grade school students will be held from 3pm-5pm on December 24, 25 and 27, respectively.
An online quiz, ‘Mathematics Puzzle’, for school students of 6th Grade onwards will be held on December 26. An online quiz, ‘Mathematics’, (open for all) will be held on the concluding day of the event. The event is free of cost and participants can get a free mathematics kit, Choudhury said.