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Lecture by Professor C. K. Raju on History
and Philosophy of Science

The Faculty of Science would like to invite you to attend a lecture titled:

  "History and Philosophy of Science: 
Is Science Western in Origin?"

Day: Thursday 25/4/2013
Time: 11:00 AM
Place: E202-E203
All are welcome!

Professor C. K. Raju Short Biography:

Professor C. K. Raju started off conventionally as a formal mathematician. After an MSc from the Centre of Advanced Study in Mathematics, Mumbai, followed by a PhD from the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, he taught mathematics at Pune University for several years.

He researched in functional analysis and its applications to mathematical physics, especially infinities in general relativity and quantum field theory.  Later, he played a key role in building India's first supercomputer, Param.  In Cultural Foundations of Mathematics (Pearson Longman, 2007) he established that calculus developed in India, and was transmitted to Europe where it was poorly understood just because Europeans mixed math with religion.

Those difficulties with calculus led to Newton's error about time in physics. In Time: Towards a Consistent Theory (Kluwer Academic, 1994), and The Eleven Pictures of time (Sage, 2003), he had earlier explained how correcting that error about time leads to a reformulation of physics using functional differential equations.

He was awarded a gold medal in 2010, in Hungary, for correcting Einstein's related mathematical mistake. While visiting the School of Mathematical Sciences of the Universiti Sains Malaysia he taught calculus, in three countries, with a different philosophy called zeroism. This demonstrated that math becomes easy if delinked from Western theology.

He 'was an editor of the Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research. His popular books include Is Science Western in Origin? (Multiversity, 2009).

For more information, please contact Mr. Jonney Bassous at jbassous@bethlehem.edu.

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