FCT NOVA brings together Mathematicians in the celebrations of the International Day of Mathematics


Next March 14th, a date invoked by the number Pi (3,14), we will celebrate the International Day of Mathematics at NOVA School of Science and Technology. The meeting, that will take place in the Grand Auditorium, between 2:30 and 4:00 p.m., will highlight a mathematics capable of widening the circles to embrace the world, a mathematics open to all and that opens us to others.

The event will bring together guests from the Heart of Mathematics, with remarkable credentials, who will tell us about the role of mathematics in their lives. People who have established mathematics a form of help, a form of connection. People to whom mathematics allowed them to overcome barriers and prejudices. People with a story to tell. Among the guests we have Ricardo Sousa, professor at ISCTE who developed work of social integration with prisoners, and Miguel Fonseca, professor of the Department of  Mathematics of FCT NOVA, who will share the liberating role of mathematics.

In November 2019, UNESCO has proclaimed the 14th of March, as the International Day of Mathematics (IDM),  with the purpose of celebrating the essential role that mathematics and its teaching play in the advances of science, technology and society.

This initiative is organised by the Department of Mathematics with the support of NOVA Math.