2-Day National Conference on Emerging Trends in Mathematics-Its Applications and Celebration of Mathematics Day
National Conference held at Kashmir University Mathematics Department
The inaugural session of the 2-Day National Conference on Emerging Trends in Mathematics-Its Applications and Celebration of Mathematics Day in collaboration with Department of Science and Technology, JK Government was held at the Department of Mathematics, University of Kashmir on December 15, 2020 at 11.00AM. The Chief Guest of the event was the Hon’ble Vice Chancellor Prof. Talat Ahmed and Registrar of the University Dr. Nisar Ahmad Mir was the Special Guest. Prof. Talat Ahmed highlighted the role of mathematical modelling in other disciplines including life sciences, Geology, Geophysics and Climate Change etc. Prof. Talat Ahmed congratulated the Department for holding such activities for the benefit of research community.
Dr. Nisar Ahmad Mir, Special Guest while appreciating the Departmental role in the field of research impressed that the subject mathematics makes all other disciplines simpler and mentioned that the teachers should play their role to make it popular and student friendly. He also assured full support for the development of the Department.
Dr. Mukhtar Ah. Khanday, the organizing Secretary of the Conference started the proceedings and welcomed the guests in the beginning of the programme. Prof. B. A. Zargar, Convener and Head of the Department, highlighted the contributions of the faculty members and has emphasized the importance of organizing such events. The main aim of organizing this event is to expose the budding researchers and young faculty in the current and emerging areas of research.
The invited speakers in the 2–Day National Conference on Emerging Trends in Mathematics-Its Applications and Celebration of National Day scheduled during December 15-16, 2020 include Prof. Daniel Breaz, Romania, Prof. CS Rajan and Prof. Amitave Battacharya from TIFR, Prof. PG Siddheshwar, Bangalore, Prof. AP Singh and Prof. M.A. Sofi, Former Dean Academics of the University will enlighten the participants in different fields of research during the Conference. Also, Dr. MA Khanday will present life history and some contributions of a great Indian Mathematician S. Ramanujan on the National Day of Mathematics.
In view of the adherence of COVID-19 guidelines in vogue only 30 participants were selected offline and other’s participants are joining through online mode. It was the first conference in the Department. which was both online as well as offline.
Prof. M.A. Sofi, Prof. S. Pirzada, Prof. M.H.Gulzar, Prof. M.Abdullah, Prof. Tariq Cheshti, Prof. Tariq Shikari and many others attended the inaugural session offline and a good number of participants and guest attended online.
Dr. MA. Mir presented vote of thanks.
Outcome of the 2-Day National Conference deliberations
The National Conference on Emerging Trends in Mathematics -Its Applications and Celebration of Mathematics Day in collaboration with Department of Science and Technology, JK Government, concluded on December 16, 2020 at the Department of Mathematics, University of Kashmir.
The Conference was well attended by a good number of participants both online and offline, the participants other than faculty and research scholars of our own University were from AMU; Anamalaye University, Tamil Nadu; TIFR Mumbai, Bangalore University, Amity University; BGSB University, Rajouri; Central University of Kashmir; Faculty members of various colleges etc. The overall response was quite appreciable.
The 2-Day event started with a talk on Combinatorics by Prof. Amitava Bhattacharya (TIFR Mumbai) followed by a lecture entitled “Some univalent criteria for Integral operators” by a world-renowned mathematician Prof. Daniel Breaz from Romania.
On 2nd day of the Conference, Dr. MA Khanday, Associate Professor of the Department delivered an inspirational talk on the life history and contributions of S. Ramanujan on the Celebrations of National Day of Mathematics. He has given detailed information about his level of intelligence and his recognition at International level under hard circumstances. He suggested that, we all should follow the quote of Ramanujan “An equation has no meaning to me unless it expresses a thought of God” to identify the applications of mathematics in our day today life situations.
Prof. MA. Sofi delivered an important talk entitled “Social Distancing – A Mathematical Perspective” , the lecture was relevant with the current crisis of COVID-19 pandemic.
The talk entitled “Additive eigenvalue problem and representation theory” was presented by Prof. C.S. Rajan of TIFR Mumbai.
In the afternoon session, Prof. PG Siddheshwar, enlighted the participants by making some innovative ideas when he talked on the topic “How to extract physics from the MATHEMATICS that I know?”, it was a nice lecture to perceive the beauty of mathematics under real life situations.
The title “On Bungee sets of transcendental entire functions” was highlighted by Prof. AP Singh, Former Vice Chancellor, Central University Rajasthan. He has discussed complex dynamic systems with beautiful illustrations.
About 15 papers on different themes were presented in the paper presentation sessions.
Earlier the 2-Day conference on Emerging trends in mathematics-Its applications and celebration of Mathematics Day was inaugurated by the Hon’ble VC, Chief Guest and Registrar Special Guest of the event on December 15, 2020.
Dr. MA Khanday