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UWI Math Lecturers make Pythagoras proud

For Release Upon Receipt - March 19, 2010

St. Augustine

Pythagoras would be proud. A new Mathematics documentary, filmed in High Definition, is titled “All is Number,” inspired by a quote attributable to the ancient Greek scholar, widely hailed as one of the fathers of Mathematics.

Produced by Dr. Shirin Haque and Professor Leo Moseley, two scientists from The University of the West Indies (UWI), the documentary will premiere on the Carib Vision channel on Sunday 21st March at 5 p.m. Thereafter it will continue to be aired repeatedly on this channel across the Caribbean and parts of North America for a year. It will also air on the local channels in Trinidad and Tobago, and Barbados.

Dr Haque is the Head of the Department of Physics at The University of the West Indies (UWI), St Augustine Campus in Trinidad, while Professor Moseley lectures at the UWI Cave Hill Campus, Barbados. The documentary is directed by Terry Sampson and co-funded by UWI and the Peter Moores Trust, with an original musical score by Justin Sampson.

The documentary features scientists from Cave Hill and St Augustine. A number of members of UWI staff and faculty also make appearances, including Dr Bhoendradatt Tewarie, UWI Pro Vice Chancellor and Director of the Institute of Critical Thinking, Adrian Trotman of the Institute of Meterology and Climatology, and  Dr. Donna Commissiong, Mathematician.

Dr Haque and her team are already busy at work on their next project, “Wild and Wonderful,” a feature highlighting the flora and fauna of the Caribbean region. The Barbadian Ministry of Education is making arrangements to make copies of another documentary, “Adventures in Discovery”, available in all schools.

For more information, please contact Dr. Shirin Haque at or (868) 662 2002 Ext. 2051. For the latest UWI News, click

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