We the inhabitants of this great city hate it for its problems but will never leave it as it no matter what, feeds us, gives us life, and lives with us and through us.
A complex place difficult to understand, slippery to grasp but not for Prof. Dr. M.N. Vahia of School of Mathematical Sciences, NMIMS who tries to unravel the mystery of the city through the magic of mathematics, an original effort attempted for the very first time.
Experience the new way of looking at Amchi Mumbai through the world of mathematics and learn how the city solves mathematical problems every day – the Problems of Geometry, Numbers, Approximations, Calculating of Mean, Averages, and Extrapolations, How Mumbai’s Maxima and Minima are determined and much more.
About the speaker:
Prof. Mayank Vahia is the Dean of The School of Mathematical Sciences, NMIMS, Vile Parle, which has introduced new ideas about mathematics education at undergraduate level.
Prof. Vahia, who has a Ph D in Astronomy and Physics, retired from the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) in October 2018. At TIFR, he worked on space-based telescopes that were flown on NASA’ Space Shuttle, one Russian satellite and several Indian satellites. Later he pursued his interests in the history of astronomy and science in ancient civilisations.
All through his career he was keen on student training and initiated the Astronomy Olympiad programme in India which has not only created and cultivated interest in astronomy in young students but the Indian teams have performed very well in international events. After his retirement he has taken up the responsibility of setting up an innovative undergraduate programme in Mathematical Sciences at the Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies in Mumbai
For the past several years he has been working in the discipline of ArchaeoAstronomy, and has done some path breaking research in the field.