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Mathematical Puzzles and Games – How to make mathematics attractive

Mathematical Puzzles and Games – How to make mathematics attractive

The School of Sciences, UCLan Cyprus cordially invites you to a seminar titled:

Mathematical Puzzles and Games – How to make mathematics attractive

featuring a talk from a distinguished guest, Professor Mihalis Lambrou of the University of Crete.

In this talk, Professor Lambrou will refer to the need of enriching mathematics in school with interesting mathematical puzzles. He will also cover a few things from the history of recreational mathematics and deal with some interesting mathematical games.

Mihalis Lambrou is Professor of Analysis in the Department of Mathematics of the University of Crete. He studied mathematics at Imperial College, London obtained a B.Sc. with first class honours and an M.Sc. with distinction. He obtained his Ph.D. in 1977 from King’s College, London under the supervision of J. A. Erdos. His research interests are in the areas of functional analysis and the history of Greek mathematics. 
Professor Lambrou has also spent considerable time in popularizing mathematics and has been involved with the secondary education. This includes the writing, translation and editing of several books, the training of secondary school teachers, the involvement with mathematical Olympiads and the teaching of gifted young students, as well as the delivery of public lectures and the writing of popularised articles.

When: Wednesday, October 9th, 2013 at 9:00-10:00

Where: Room CY006 (Ground floor), UCLan Cyprus, Pyla CY-7080