Daniel Tammet’s webinar “On career and professional development” will be held as part of „Aware University of Silesia” social campaign. Tthe interview will be conducted by Dr Sonia Szramek-Karcz from the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Silesia.
The event will be translated to Polish and Polish Sign Language, as well as broadcast on „Facebook” and YouTube channel of the University of Silesia in Katowice.
About the lecturer
Daniel Tammet – British autistic savant with above-average arithmetic and linguistic skills. He is fluent in 11 languages: English, French, Finnish, German, Spanish, Lithuanian, Romanian, Estonian, Icelandic, Welsh and Esperanto. Moreover, he has created his own language called Mänti (based on Estonian and Finnish). He is also a synthetist – he attributes a colour, landscape, texture or shape to each number not higher than 10,000, which helps him remember complex sequences of digits. He has proven his talent by becoming the European record-holder in reciting 22,514 pi number digits from memory. He is also the author of several books: „Born on a Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant”, „Thinking in Numbers: How Maths Illuminates Our Lives” and „Mishenka”.
Graphics promoting Daniel Tammet’s webinar as part of „Aware University of Silesia” campaign.
„Aware University of Silesia. Autism”
The „Aware University of Silesia. Autism” campaign is carried out as part the project entitled “DUO – University of Silesia – available, universal and open”, which was co-funded under Operational Programme Knowledge Education Development for 2014–2020, Action 3.5 Complex programmes for universities. Detailed information about the campaign can be found on: duo.us.edu.pl/pl/kampania-spoleczna-swiadomy-us-autyzm.