Sanskrit for Modern Scientists

Fall 2011, Caltech Math Department: this is an informal class that meets once a week (mostly on Thursday or Friday afternoon) in Room 159 or 153 (whichever is available). Instructor: Matilde Marcolli

Brief Course Description

"So soll ich denn mit saurem Schweiss, Euch lehren was ich selbst nicht weiss" (Goethe, Faust)

The purpose of this class is to learn some basics of Sanskrit grammar and read some texts taken from Sanskrit literature, with a special attention to themes and philosophical concepts that appeal to the sensitivity of 21st century scientists.

Summary of classes


Here are some very rough handouts. At some point (time permitting) I may turn them into some more structured and more accurate lecture notes.

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