Bilkent University Library is pleased to invite you all to the second Lunchtime Lecture of this semester. On Wednesday, April 21, Prof. Sinan Sertöz from the Department of Mathematics will give a lecture entitled “Mathematics: The Gentle Giant.”
Prof. Sertöz will ask and seek to answer broad questions such as: what is mathematics, who does it and why? Is it any good? What would you gain, if any, by learning mathematics? And how much of it is sufficient for a decent mortal? How would you react if your child “comes out of the closet” and admits to have plans of pursuing a career in mathematics? Is mathematics abstract or concrete, a form of art or a branch of science? Are there any more problems left to solve in mathematics? What will happen when all the problems are solved, if that day ever comes? You will never find out if you don't come to the Library Art Gallery on Wednesday at 12:40 p.m. to hear this interesting talk. As usual, lunchtime refreshments will be supplied.
As a center of culture and art, the Bilkent University Library now has a MyBilet Xpress Kiosk. Using this Kiosk, located next to Coffee Break in the main library, you can buy or collect pre-paid online tickets for concerts (including performances at the Bilkent Concert Hall), the theatre (except Turkish State tickets), shows etc.
Finally, due to on-going technical work, some reading rooms in the main campus library will be temporarily closed during the next few weeks. If you wish to consult or borrow any books from those rooms, you may enter briefly or contact library staff who are working there. We apologize for any inconvenience.