HCM CITY (VNS) – The French Institute in HCM City, Tre (Young) Publishing House and IDECAF will hold a talk on the recently released book Khat Vong Toi Cai Vo Han (Aspiration toward the Infinite) by physicist and astronomer Trinh Xuan Thuan at 6pm tomorrow at the IDECAF Multimedia Library.
Thuan convey thoughts about the complex topic of infinity in an interesting way, sometimes scientific, yet also philosophical.
Entrance is free at IDECAF on 31 Thai Van Lung Street in District 1.
The seminar will be conducted in Vietnamese by physicist Pham Van Thieu and journalist Vu Cong Lap. – VNS
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