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LOCATION:Braamfontein Campus East Senate Room, 2nd Floor, Solomon Mahlangu House
DESCRIPTION:Professor Loyiso Nongxa’s inaugural lecture will discuss the above topic. Since its inception in 1936 the Fields Medal, widely regarded as the Nobel Prize for young mathematicians, has never been awarded to an African mathematician. Until August 2014, no female mathematician had won the medal. Is this a reflection on the quality of our mathematical contributions or supporting evidence for the calls to decolonise mathematics? Or both?

Nongxa is the Director of the Centre for Mathematical and Computational Sciences at Wits.
X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:**Professor Loyiso Nongxa’s inaugural lecture will discuss the above topic. **Since its inception in 1936 the Fields Medal, widely regarded as the Nobel Prize for young mathematicians, has never been awarded to an African mathematician. Until August 2014, no female mathematician had won the medal. Is this a reflection on the quality of our mathematical contributions or supporting evidence for the calls to decolonise mathematics? Or both?

Nongxa is the Director of the Centre for Mathematical and Computational Sciences at Wits.

SUMMARY:The health of high-level mathematics in South Africa by 2030
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