Cusco Outreach Lectures in Science, and Andean Folklore at the Paraninfo of UNSAAC (Cusco Main Square)

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"Numbers in Nature, Art and Architecture"

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Itamar Procaccia

The Barbara and Morris L. Levinson
Professorial Chair in Chemical Physics

Department of Chemical Physics
The Weizmann Institute of Science
Rehovot, Israel.

August 7th, 19 hrs.

I will review the history of how numbers entered our language, world view and artistic expression, from pre-historic times, through Greek, Indian, Arab and European cultures. I will stress the fact that throughout the last three millennia our thinking is based on the belief that the world can be understood and maybe even manipulated through numbers.