16-06-2021  Wednesday


Vigyan Vidushi 2021 (Physics)

Date: 31 May to 19 June, 2021
Time: 09:00 - 17:30

Venue: Online Meeting/Video Conferencing

Coordinator: Prof. Anwesh Mazumdar


VIGYAN VIDUSHI (VV2021-Physics), the TIFR Advanced School in Physics for women students in their M.Sc. first year (or Int. M.Sc. fourth year), will be held ONLINE from May 31st to June 19th, 2021. For details and application process, please visit http://vv.hbcse.tifr.res.in


Ph.D Research Proposal Seminar by Mr. Arul Ganesh

Date: 16 June, 2021
Time: 11:00 - 12:00

Venue: Online Meeting/Video Conferencing

Coordinator: Dean's Office


The Social Political and Educational Management of Uncertainty and co-construction of Value(s)


Following the work of anthropologists, mainly David Graeber, I start with the premise that cultures are organized around values and that values provide the frame for various social actors to coordinate their actions. From that premise I propose to enquire how Mathematics and society co-construct each other through the medium of values. Particularly I propose to look at how Mathematics of uncertainty management and data handling constructs and supports certain value frames and the role of educational spaces in facilitating this. The objective of the enquiry is to gather insights which can help re-imagine Mathematics education/learning such that it doesn't act as a site of reproduction of value systems which exacerbate asymmetries but instead aims to promote equity and justice.

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991 4038 2737