**LET OP: In het ENGELS**

Datum: 5 september 2022, via ZOOM

Tijd: 19.30 uur – 21.30 uur

Kosten: gratis. Aanmelden voor ZOOM-link op tvndenhaag@gmail.com

Prof. Avinash Sathaye: “Indians were unique in the World of Mathematics who gave 1/0 a useful interpretation. The general world regarded such statements “incorrect” and generally ignored them. Through my study of Brahmagupta 7^{th} century CE, and Bhaskara (II) 12^{th} Century CE, I discovered how it was used to invent the starting concepts of limits in Astronomy. I managed to offer a modern proof of the validity of their numbers like 1/0. I will also present a brief introduction to the ideas of zero and infinity prevalent in Indian Philosophy.”

*Prof. Avinash Sathaye has been a professor of Mathematics at University of Kentucky until retirement in June 2020. ** He grew up in Pune, India and studied Sanskrit and Indian philosophy with a special interest in Advaita.*

* His academic career until 2001 was in Algebra and Algebraic Geometry. In teaching History of Mathematics he discovered and taught useful techniques in Indian Mathematics through close interaction with Sanskrit.*