Bronze bust of Aryabhatta unveiled at UNESCO Headquarters

A bronze bust of ancient Indian mathematician and astronomer Aryabhatta was unveiled at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France.
It was unveiled by Union Human Resource and Development Minister Smriti Irani. She was in the French capital to attend the International Conference on Zero.
The bust has been sculpted by renowned Indian sculptor Ram Sutar who was awarded the Padma Bhushan, India’s third highest civilian awards for his contribution to the world of art.

International Conference on Zero

  • The international conference was held at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France from 4 April – 5 April 2016.
  • It was hosted by the permanent delegation of India to UNESCO along with Pierre and Marie Curie University.
  • The Conference was held on the following topics: (i) Gems of Ramanujan and their Lasting Impact on Mathematics. (ii) Indian Mathematics: Negative Numbers, Zero, Infinity and Beyond. (iii) Zero: Infinity and Set Theory (iv) Panel discussion on the Arabic traditions in Mathematics and (v) Mathematics in Indian Music.
  • It shared the rich and remarkable history of mathematics, through the participation of some brilliant minds.




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