Chennai Mathematical Institute

Seminars, Workshops and Conferences


Reading Manuscripts in Sanskrit Mathematical Sciences

CMI, December 16–19, 2013

Arranged under the auspices of the
Working Group for History of Astronomical and Mathematical Sciences in India (HAMSI)

The participants are as follows:

  • Prof. Christopher Minkowski, Boden Professor of Sanskrit, Oriental Institute, University of Oxford, UK

  • Dr Clemency Montelle, Senior Lecturer, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

  • Prof. Kim Plofker, Department of Mathematics, Union College, New York, USA

  • Prof. K. Ramasubramanian, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Bombay, India

  • Prof. Kenneth Zysk, Department of Cross-Cultural and Religious Studies, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

The structure will be very informal; the participants will sit around a table and read together and discuss the various Sanskrit manuscripts that each of them is currently working on for research in the historical development of Indian exact sciences. Visitors are welcome to observe the discussion as it takes place.

During this week, "field trips" are also being planned to see Sanskrit scientific manuscripts in the area, at the K. V. Sarma Library and/or the Manuscripts Library at University of Madras. Visitors are welcome for these trips as well.





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