Azusa Pacific University’s Center for Research in Science (CRIS) hosts Francis Su, a professor at Harvey Mudd College and the former president of the Mathematical Association of America. Su’s book, Mathematics for Human Flourishing, will be released on Jan. 7. The event is free and open to the public.


Su will explore how mathematics has helped people flourish throughout history. He will weave parables, puzzles, and personal reflections to show how mathematics meets basic human desires—such as for play, beauty, freedom, justice, and love—and cultivates virtues essential for human flourishing. These desires and virtues, and the stories told, will reveal how mathematics is intimately tied to being human.


Segerstrom Science Center, 675 E. Foothill Blvd., Azusa, 91702


Thursday, Jan. 23, 4-6 p.m.


CRIS serves a community of students and scholars by promoting research that encompasses and extends the scope of scientific studies to address the inseparable relationships between science, faith, and culture.

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