Int'l maths confc begins at JU
A three-day international mathematics conference began at Jahangirnagar University yesterday, with the theme "mathematics as a key to scientific innovation".
Scholars from home and abroad would present a total of 194 papers on different branches of mathematics during the conference, organisers said.
University Grants Commission (UGC) chairman Prof Dr AK Azad Chowdhury, who inaugurated the programme as the chief guest, said, “Such conference will create enormous scope for the mathematicians of Bangladesh to interact in an attractive environment and to pursue mathematical research for solving current real world scientific problems”.
In recent years, the demand for university-industry collaborative research has increased manifolds and mathematics as has appeared as a key to interpret and analyse such collaborative research activities, he said.
JU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Shariff Enamul Kabir said that in order to meet the demands of the job market related to mathematics, it is necessary to emphasise modern mathematical research and education in Bangladesh.
The 17th International Mathematics Conference, which will end Saturday, has been organised by the Department of Mathematics of JU in Zahir Raihan auditorium in collaboration with Bangladesh Mathematical Society (BMS).
Local and foreign mathematicians presented their papers at different sessions yesterday while BMS president Prof Dr Md Abdus Sattar, conference secretary Prof Dr Laek Sazzad Andallah, and guests from the USA, the UK, Germany, Sweden, Canada, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Brunei were present.