Wednesday, March 21, 2018
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2:00pm [2:30pm]Prof. Bikas Sinha, Retired Professor of Statistics, Indian Statistical Institute...
Speaker and Affiliation: Prof. Bikas Sinha, Retired Professor of Statistics, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata Date, Day and Time: 21st March 2018, Wednesday, 2:30 - 3:30 pm Venue: Room 215 Tile of the talk : Oh Captain ! My Captain ? Theme.....as is told by a participant in a recent presentation of this talk..... "When I first heard about such a "show", just the very idea of it seemed to be intriguing to me. I immediately made up my mind to witness it, given an opportunity. Fortunately, the opportunity came soon and almost at my next door. It was an engaging experience overall - the fundamental concepts of "odd - man - out" were exemplified in front of the young eyes almost tangibly. The enactment that followed took us right to the birthplace of probability – the games of chance and maximizing wins. The presentation aspect was captivating – with your throwing questions, salvaging the confounded youngsters and a continuous stream of wits – how lively the session was! When you declared the “game” to be over… the magical journey was short – was possibly my only complaint !!!

4:00pm [4:00pm]U. K. Anandavardhanan
Popular Lecture series in Mathematics Date & Time: Wednesday 21st March at 4:00 PM Venue: Ramanujan Hall Speaker: U. K. Anandavardhanan Title: Plus or minus? With connections to a 1000 year old unsolved problem Abstract: This talk will discuss the question of fixing the sign of certain arithmetic quantities and its connection to the so called congruent number problem - one of the oldest open problems in mathematics.