PSUAD explores mathematics from a new perspective

ABU DHABI: Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi has hosted “Math en Jeans”, an event held simultaneously across the world in cities such as Paris, New Delhi and Doha. Featuring workshops that explore mathematics from a new perspective, the event aimed to expand students’ horizons by exploring tradition and modernity in Abu Dhabi.

The event drew some 200 students who submitted papers on pre-assigned subjects and proposed solutions for issues based on mathematical theories. “Math en Jeans” is founded on the idea of exploring mathematics differently through workshops on mathematical research.

Event papers focused on exploring the mix of tradition and modernity in the structures of the city of Abu Dhabi to reveal the capital’s rich heritage which boasts a variety of customs, traditions and archaeological sites. The papers showed the emirate’s aspirations for sustainable development which reflects its determined effort to be one of the world’s leading economies and societies and demonstrated that Abu Dhabi is a unique model for modern cities that brings together old and new.

Dr. Fabien Chareix, Deputy Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, PSUAD, said, “Mathematics is the foundation of all sciences. It is a global language that simplifies the most abstract concepts and helps generate many scientific achievements. Mathematics can be found everywhere and is part of our daily lives. It is part of all fields, whether economics, humanities or industry, and has numerous applications in seismology, oceanography and topography.

“The event offered workshops aiming to provide students with better learning opportunities and encourage them to acquire the necessary skills for the 21st century in order to contribute to fulfilling the Abu Dhabi 2030 Economic Vision,” Chareix concluded.

Prof. Raymond Tennant, Head of Sciences and Engineering Department and Professor of Mathematics, noted that the event serves to develop students’ skills and capacities in mathematics and encourages students from all schools and universities to sign up for an important global event that takes place around the world and brings together young people to learn and compete in a fun and challenging environment that helps them develop their innovative spirit as well as their design and problem-solving skills.