Exciting news!! Solang Uk is now finalizing his translation of Finding Zero into Khmer. A wider audience will soon be able to read about the important role of Khmer culture–and K-127–in the history of mathematics. About the translator: Solang Uk, with his wife Beling Uk, translated the writings of the Chinese diplomat Zhou Daguan, from the original … More Solang Uk translates Finding Zero
K-127, the ancient stele containing the Khmer Zero, has now been beautifully installed in the Cambodian National Museum in Phnom Penh. The installation was supported by the Amir D. Aczel Foundation, thanks to your many generous contributions. We are grateful to Sathal Khun of the National Museum for overseeing the installation and providing photographs of the … More K-127 installed in Cambodian National Museum, Phnom Penh
Solang and Beling Uk have recently published a translation of the Zhou Daguan’s description of his visit to Angkor in 1296, Customs of Cambodia. Zhou Daguan was a Chinese traveler on a diplomatic mission. Today, his account survives as the only description of Angkor at that period. His depictions of life in the ancient Cambodian capital … More Customs of Cambodia – translation of Zhou Daguan’s visit to Angkor in 1296
SCIENCE ‘Finding Zero’: A Long Journey for Naught Books By AMIR ALEXANDER APRIL 20, 2015 Finding Zero: A Mathematician’s Odyssey to Uncover the Origins of Numbers. By Amir Aczel. Palgrave Macmillan Trade. 256 pages. $26. Credit Sonny Figueroa/The New York Times Most tourists who venture to the tiny town of Khajuraho in northern … More New York Times Review of Finding Zero, 4/20/2015
Popular Books by Amir Aczel How to Beat the I.R.S. at Its Own Game: Strategies to Avoid and Fight an Audit, 1996. ISBN 978-1-56858-048-7 Fermat’s Last Theorem: Unlocking the Secret of an Ancient Mathematical Problem, 1997. ISBN 978-1-56858-077-7 God’s Equation: Einstein, Relativity, and the Expanding Universe, 1999. ISBN 1-56858-139-4 The Mystery of the Aleph: Mathematics, … More Books by Amir
Scroll down to listen to Amir Aczel speaking before an audience at Google, Cambridge, Massachusetts, about the Khmer Zero and his search for the stele containing the oldest representation of zero ever found. This talk is based on his book, Finding Zero, and provides a good introduction to the story of his search for the artifact thought … More Listen to Amir’s 2015 Google talk on Khmer Zero
The Internal Revenue Department has recently classified the Amir D. Aczel Foundation for Research and Education in Science and Mathematics, Inc., as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. We are a publicly funded charity and rely on your support to continue our mission. The Foundation is currently raising funds to support our work promoting science and mathematics … More We’re now tax-exempt!