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Andiron Lecture Series - Star Power: Medieval Muslim Polymath Jamshīd Kāshānī

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

4:00 p.m.

Room 252, Ridgway University Center, Eykamp Hall, University of Evansville Campus, 1800 Lincoln Ave, Evansville, IN

Mohammad K. Azarian has been teaching at the University of Evansville since 1985, where he is currently a professor of mathematics and a 2007-08 Global Scholar. He earned his Bachelor of Science from Tabriz University in Iran, his Master of Science from Southern Illinois University, and his PhD from Saint Louis University. Azarian is the recipient of the 2017 Mathematical Association of America-Indiana Distinguished Service Award. He is a Discipline Peer Reviewer for the Fulbright Scholar Program, and he is a reviewer for the American Mathematical Society’s Mathematical Reviews. He served on the Executive Board of the Indiana Section of Mathematical Association of America (2001-07), where he was responsible for the Indiana College Mathematics Competition. He is on the Editorial Board of Scientific Journals International and National Association of Mathematicians’ Newsletter. He serves as a referee for Houston Journal of Mathematics, International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences, Missouri Journal of Mathematical Sciences, College Mathematics Journal, Ars Combinatoria, and Journal of Integer Sequences. He authored over 40 research papers, published over 70 problems, and made over 1,500 contributions to The On-line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences.

Ghiyath al-Din Jamshīd Mas'ud Kāshānī (known as al-Kāshī in the West) was one of the most renowned mathematicians and astronomers in Iranian history, and one of the most fascinating medieval Muslim mathematicians in the world. He is called “Persia's Second Ptolemy”. We will briefly talk about his many famous treatises and books, including Encyclopedia of Arithmetic, The Treatise on the Circumference, The Treatise on the Chord and Sine, and Stairways to Heaven. We will examine the influence of his work, and its impact on 21st Century mathematics.

The lecture begins at 4:00 p.m.
December 6, 2017
Eykamp Hall (Room 252), Ridgway University Center

A social gathering with beverages begins at 3:45 p.m.

For further information, call Annette Parks at 812-488-1070
or the William L. Ridgway College of Arts and Sciences at 812-488-2589.

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