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Life Of Mathematics
 
   
About Life of Mathematics
 
   
Under this programme, MSF invites leading mathematicians of the world to Delhi to lecture and interact with students and faculty. Visitors lecture on their own contributions, the personal experiences that have shaped their lives and work, and on aspects of the history of mathematics related to their work. The lectures are meant to be accessible to undergraduates --- over the years they have received a tremendous response from both students and faculty.
 
   
  A striking aspect of this event is that students interact with our visitors in an extremely informal manner --- over breakfasts, lunches & dinners; or during walks in the city. This provides a 'human face' to academics and has motivated many students.  
   
     
     
  Read the full report on LOM 2008  
 

LOM 2009

 
 
Our visitor for the 2009 programme is Prof. William E Fitzgibbon III. Prof. Fitzgibbon is Dean, College of Technology, as well as Director, Center for Technology Literacy, at the University of Houston, Houston, Texas, USA. He is a distinguished mathematician and is a past chairman of the Department of Mathematics, University of Houston.
 
   
Prof Fitzgibbon works in the areas of Partial and Ordinary Differential Equations, Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Biology. He has also played an important role in many international initiatives in mathematics education and research. For example, he serves as a mentor for the Association for Women in Mathematics.  
 
    More about Prof. Fitzgibbon  
 
     
Past Visitors
 
   
  Between 2001 and 2008 eight ĎA Life of Mathematics' programmes had taken place. The invited speakers include  
     
Sir Michael Atiyah
(Fields medallist, past President of the Royal Society)
M S Narasimhan
(King Faisal Prize)
Henry Helson
(Past Chair, Dept of Mathematics, University of California, Berkeley)
Marie-Francoise Roy
(Past President, French Mathematical Society)
Martin Golubitsky
(Past President, SIAM)
     
 
   
 
 
 
Complete List of Visitors
 
     
LOM 2009 Programme
 
   
  The 2009 programme will be hosted by Lady Shri Ram College for Women, New Delhi, on February 23-24. It has been made possible by a generous grant from NIIT. The programme is open to all. Details will be posted shortly.  
   
  The 2009 programme will be hosted by Lady Shri Ram College for Women, New Delhi, on February 23-24. It has been made
possible by a generous grant from NIIT.
 
   
  February 23:  
 
Lecture by Prof Fitzgibbon on "Population Biology".  
 
Inter College Paper Presentation Competition.  
   
  February 24:  
  Seminar on "Teaching of Mathematics", featuring a talk by
Prof. Fitzgibbon on the "Moore Method".
 
  Seminar on "Career Options in Mathematics", with speakers
from Academic, Government and Corporate agencies.
 
   
  The programme is open to all. See the full details