Shantiram Das Memorial Lecture


Assam Academy of Mathematics


5th Shantiram Das Memorial Lecture


13th December, 2020



Dear Sir/Madam,

We are pleased to inform you that the 5th Shantiram Das annual memorial lecture will be delivered by Prof. S. G. Dani of UM-DAECentre for excellence in basic Sciences, University of Mumbai on the topic “On the lookout for square roots since antiquity”.

We would like to invite you to attend the lecture through zoom platform at 3.00 PM on 13th December, 2020 (Sunday).


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Dr. Ram Ch. Deka                                                    Dr. Jnanjyoti Sarma

 President, AAM                                                    General Secretary, AAM


On the lookout for square roots since antiquity


S. G. Dani

UM-DAECentre for excellence in basic Sciences (CEBS),

University of Mumbai, Mumbai



Abstarct: Square roots of numbers have engaged the human mind since very early times, in a variety of practical and theoretical contexts. We shall trace some of the episodes in this respect from ancient India as well as from some other ancient cultures. Various related developments will also be discussed.