The eminent speakers at the Webinar. The Hon'ble Vice Chancellor Prof. (Dr.) Saikat Maitra, Prof. Sukhendu Samajdar, Prof. Indranil Mukherjee, Prof. Prasanta Narayan Dutta and Mr. Pritimoy
Sanyal (from right to left).
The School Connect Team of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology (MAKAUT), WB organized a Webinar on "Mathematics in Nature" under the initiative of 'MAKAUT er Bandhan' on 21st March 2021. The objective was to help the school students overcome their phobia in mathematics.
The Hon'ble Vice Chancellor of MAKAUT, WB Prof. (Dr.) Saikat Maitra pointed out that everything in Universe is following the rules of Mathematics.MAKAUT, WB aims at uniting all those who love mathematics, in order to build an ecosystem. This will encourage research and innovations. These types of discussions will be organized in future too both in online and offline mode.
Prof. (Dr.) Indranil Mukherjee, Director, School of Management Sciences,MAKAUT, WB mentioned of bio-inspired learning, using models from biological sciences and nature. He said that we must be able to correlate mathematics with nature and then only we shall feel excited.
Mathematics is actually a language, a vehicle, a medium to communicate universally. We learn about regular geometrical figures like line, rectangle, square etc. But in nature many figures are irregular, eg., leaves, snow flakes, clouds, mountains, coastline. They do not exactly follow the rules of geometry, but has lead to the evolution of 'Fractal Geometry'. Fractals are infinitely complex patterns that are self-similar across different scales. They are created by repeating a simple process over and over, the most common example being cauliflower. Again symmetry in our body, blood vessels is the most astonishing example of geometrical model. We only simulate such models in academics.
Applied & Social Sciences, MAKAUT, WB is of the opinion that visualization of the nature is the way to overcome the fear in Mathematics. As Mathematics is inherent from the aesthetics in nature and this bio-inspiration was realized for the first time by the artists.There is a pattern, symmetry and regularity in many aspects of nature, which makes us curious and inquisitive.
Mr. Pritimoy Sanyal, Technical Assistant, MAKAUT, mentioned about the mathematics involved in the way animals hunt.The various pictures of depression sent by satellites reveal the mathematics inherent in nature.
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