## Math Speaker Event: Acclaimed Author Prof. Manil Suri

#### Can We Build the Universe Using Only Math?

Author Manil Suri defends the thesis of his new book, The Big Bang of Numbers: How to Build the Universe Using Only Math by answering questions posed by an interdisciplinary faculty panel:

Dr. Philip Rous, Physics

Dr. Michele Osherow, English

Dr. Preminda Jacob, Visual Arts

Dr. Kathleen Hoffman, Math & Biology

Manil Suri is a distinguished university professor in mathematics at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He is the author of three award-winning novels, including The Death of Vishnu, which have been cumulatively translated into 27 languages. He is a former contributing opinion columnist at the New York Times, for which he has written several essays on mathematics. His new book, The Big Bang of Numbers: How to Build the Universe Using Only Math will be available for purchase and signing at the event.