Workshop on perspectives and future prospects in higher mathematics

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R4, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore, Number 81-87663-66-9, Bangalore (2006)



A two day workshop on "perspectives and Future Prospects in Higher Mathematics" was held at the National Institute of Advanced Studies on 25th and 26th October, 2006. The conveners of the workshop were three eminent Indian mathematicians Prof.C.S. Seshadri, Prof.M.S. Narasimhan and Prof. M.S. Raghunathan who drew up the programme of the workshop defining its scope. About 60 mathematicians like Department of Atomic Energy, Department of Space, Defence Research and Development Organizations and also from the IT sector. Panel discussions were held on the following topics: 1. Research and Development in Pure Mathematics 2. Applied Mathematics (Research, Training, Application) 3. Higher Education in Mathematics 4. Computer Science and Mathematics 5. Requirements of User agencies After one and a half a days of intense deliberations, the drafting committee along with the rapporteurs of the various sessions held detailed discussions and came out with specific recommendations to be made to the Government regarding the steps to be taken to foster the interests of the future of higher mathematics in the country.


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