• International Chair in Mathematical Physics and Applications (ICMPA-UNESCO chair), University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin.
• Center for Applied Mathematics, CAM-FMEN,
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Niš, Serbia
MATHEMATICS FOR HUMAN FLOURISHING
IN THE TIME OF COVID AND POST COVID-19
21 of October 2020
„So if you asked me: why do mathematics? I would say: mathematics helps people flourish. Mathematics is for human flourishing.
Because we are not mathematical machines. We live, we breathe, we feel, we bleed. Why should anyone care about mathematics if it doesn’t connect deeply to some human desire: to play, seek truth, pursue beauty, fight for justice? You can be that connection.“
Francis Su, Mathematics for human flourishing, Yale University Press, 2017
COVID-19 has fundamentally affected our lives. We face this unprecedented challenges. Overcoming COVID-19 and its consequences is impossible without science and scientific work. Science response to COVID-19 is multi-disciplinary, involving health science, social sciences and basic sciences like mathematics as well. The purpose of the webinar is:
- To give precise information about the work that scientists do to cure disease, to push forward technology, to understand our society, and to create new expressions of humanity;
- To question the role of mathematics in the responses to this pandemy.
There will be a series of ten minutes talks.
M. N. Hounkonnou: Welcoming Remarks
SECTION I – General Introductionary Part
Chairman: M.N. Hounkonnou
SECTION II – Mathematics and Responses to COVID-19
Chairman: M. Mitrovic
M. N. Hounkonnou: Closing Remarks