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From seeing to discovery:the interplay between science and Humanity

Community & Culture

The Confucius Institute for Business London invites you to our Public Lecture presented by our honourable guest from China, Dr. Cai Tianxin.

Date: Wednesday 18 November 2019

Time: 18.30 – 20:30

Venue: Room CLM.3.02 Clement House, 265 Strand, Holborn, London WC2R 1DH

Agenda:

18:30 Introduction about Confucius Institute for Business and CLCB programme

18:45 Speaker presentation

19:45 Q&A

20:00 Drinks reception

20:30 End

The Confucius Institute for Business London, LSE will give an overview of its work and promote its unique course Chinese Language and Culture for Business and then the main event will take place.

Title of the Public Lecture: From Seeing to Discovering. The interplay between science and humanity.

Abstract: Our civilisation has been developed based on modern knowledge and tradition, or oriental and occidental, but there is an important third source which has been often been largely neglected: interdisciplinary and intercultural inference and exchange. In this lecture, Professor Cai will focus on the interplay between science and humanity and in particular the similarity among mathematics, art, poetry, and daily life. He will explain why maths is everywhere. Professor Cai believes that there is a process from seeing to discovering in any field of study or career, and he will demonstrate it through classical or modern painting together with some photograph that he took from all around the world.

Dr. Cai Tianxin is a mathematician, poet and essayist, photographer, a distinguished professor of Zhejiang University, China. He is the author of over 30 books of literature and academic work. His work has been translated and published into more than 20 languages, including 3 books in English. He is the winner of the 2013 Naji Naaman Poetry Award(Beirut) , the 2019 Kathak Literature award(Dakar), and the 2017 National Award of Science and Technology(Beijing) for his book of essays Mathematical Legends. He was a guest of Needham Center, Cambridge, UK; Descartes Center, Utrecht, Netherland; the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, USA; Arabic Cultural Week, Baghdad, Iraq and a jury member of International Haiku Contest in Tokyo, Swiss-China art project, Zurich and NUMTA Young Research Award, Italy.

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