Amir Aczel Foundation

Supporting mathematics education and research in Cambodia

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Amir D. Aczel Foundation for Research and Education in Science and Mathematics


Our Mission

  • Raise awareness of the important contribution of Cambodia–and Khmer civilization–to the history of mathematics

  • Support and encourage mathematics education and research in Cambodia

Our Current Projects

  • Provide support for the installation in the Cambodian National Museum, Phnom Penh, of the Khmer stele, K127, containing the world’s oldest known zero

  • Sponsor a public talk on on the importance of zero in the history of mathematics

  • Provide support for a colloquium and/or workshop on number theory and the place of zero in mathematics and the history of mathematics in Phnom Penh

The Amir D. Aczel Foundation for Research and Education in Science and Mathematics, Inc., is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) publicly funded charitable organization. We rely on your support to continue our mission.


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