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POSTPONED: AIAS Seminar: Alexandra-Iulia Otiman, AIAS Fellow, and Laura Nissin, AIAS Fellow

Ancient Mathematics: Mathemathics Meets Classics - a Dual Talk

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Monday 6 November 2023,  at 13:15 - 14:30


AIAS, Building 1630 room 301, and online via Zoom

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this seminar is POSTPONED. A new date will be announced shortly.

AIAS: 2 November 2023.

Speakers: Alexandra-Iulia Otiman, AIAS Fellow, and Laura Nissin, AIAS Fellow

The seminar is held in-person, but online attendance is possible via:  https://aarhusuniversity.zoom.us/j/65173958293

In this dual talk, we shall explore the intricacies of ancient mathematics. From the calendar to actual theorems, we will compare Romans with Greek and Egyptians and explain some of the fundamental rules of geometry, that are basis for practical applications, such as construction and engineering.

Short bio on Alexandra-lulia Otiman

Alexandra-lulia Otiman's field of study is differential geometry. More precisely, she is interested in complex manifolds carrying special structures. She graduated from University of Bucharest, where she defended her PhD thesis "Conformal Geometry on Hermitian and Symplectic manifolds" in 2017. SHe held post-doc positions at Max Planck Institut in Bonn, Roma Tre University and University of Florence. She is also a researcher at the Institute of Mathematics of the Romanian Academy.

Short bio on Laura Nissin

Laura Nissen is a researcher in Classics, originally from the University of Helsinki. She sees herself as a social historian, who uses Latin literature and archaeological material to investigate the everyday life in ancient Roman towns. Her research interests are concerned with the public/private dichotomy in ancient Roman society as well as the sensory and space studies in the urban and domestic contexts, as well as digital humanities.

What is an AIAS Seminar?

The AIAS Seminar is a session of seminars held by the AIAS fellow or by other speakers proposed by the fellows. In each seminar, one fellow will present and discuss his/her current research and research project, closing off with a question and discussion session.

All seminars are held in English.