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INDIAN MATHEMATICAL SOCIETY
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N E W S L E T T E R NO. 17
March, 2007
IMS
INDIAN MATHEMATICAL SOCIETY
72nd Annual Conference : Highlights
The 72nd Annual Conference of the Indian Mathematical Society was held at Rani Durgavati Vishwavidyalaya, Jabalpur, from 27th December 2006 to the 30th December, 2006 under the President ship of Professor I.B.S. Passi (Chandigarh). The Conference was attended by more than 200 participants. Two Presidential Addresses (General and Technical), four Memorial Award Lectures, Eight invited lectures and Eight Symposia were delivered during the Conference. Also, in all 81 research papers were presented at the Conference including 11 research papers for the Paper Presentation Competition for various Prizes.
The Conference was inaugurated by Shri Ishwar Das Rohani, Speaker, Madhya Pradesh Vidhan Sabha in the forenoon of December 27, 2006. The function was presided by the Honourable Vice Chancellor Dr. S. M. Paul Khurana. Professor (Mrs.) Manjulata Shrivastava, Head, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science and Local Secretary of the Conference offered a warm welcome to the delegates. The General Secretary Professor V. M. Shah spoke about the Indian Mathematical Society and expressed his sincere and profuse thanks, on behalf of the Society, to the host for organizing the Conference. The Academic Secretary Professor N. K. Thakare reported about the academic activities of the Society. Dr. (Miss) S. P. Arya reported about Professor P. L. Bhatnagar Memorial Prize for 2006. The Prize was awarded to the top scorer Shri Apurv K. Nakade of Nagpur. Professor I. B. S. Passi
delivered his Presidential address (General). The function ended with a vote of thanks by the host.
Professor I. B. S. Passi delivered his technical address on “Homological and Combinatorial Methods in Group Rings” which was presided by Professor V. M. Shah, senior most past president of the Society present in the Conference.
A Special Invited lecture was then delivered by Professor T. Pati on “Riemann Hypothesis”.
Details of the Memorial Award Lectures delivered :
1. The 20th P. L. Bhatnagar Memorial Award Lecture was delivered by Prof. Phoolan Prasad (Bangalore). He spoke on “P. L. BHATNAGAR AND BGK MODEL”. The Lecture was chaired by Prof. Sarva Jit Singh (Delhi).
2. The 17th V. Ramaswamy Aiyer Memorial Award Lecture was delivered by Prof. S. S. Bhoosnurmath, (Dharvad). He spoke on “BIRTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF HYPERBOLIC METRIC AND ITS IMPACT ON TWENTY FIRST CENTURY MATHEMATICS”. The Lecture was chaired by Prof. A. P. Singh (Jammu).
3. The 17th Srinivasa Ramanujan Memorial Award Lecture was delivered by Professor P. K. Banerjee (Jodhpur). He spoke on “UNFOLDING THE CONCEPTS OF BOEHMIANS AND THEIR APPLICATIONS”. The Lecture was chaired by Prof. M. S. Choudhary (Kolhapur).
4. The 17th Hansa Raj Gupta Memorial Award Lecture was delivered by Professor Raj-Hans Gill (Chandigarh). She spoke on “ A CONJECTURE OF MINKOWSKI ”. The Lecture was chaired by Prof. I. B. S. Passi.
Details of the Special Session of Paper Presentation Competition for various prizes :
During this Session eleven research papers were presented for Six IMS Prizes (in the areas of Differential Geometry, Discrete Mathematics, Number Theory, Topology, Operations Research and Fluid Dynamics), AMU Prize in Algebra and V M Shah Prize in Analysis. Prof. Sarva Jit Singh (Delhi), Prof. Satya Deo (Allahabad), Prof. M. S. Choudhary (Kolhapur) and Prof. Huzoor Khan (Aligarh) were the judges. Following is the result :
1. IMS Prize (Differential Geometry) : No entry.
2. IMS Prize (Discrete Mathematics) : R. S. Shevale (Pune).
3. IMS Prize (Number Theory) : No entry.
4. IMS Prize (Topology) : No Prize awarded.
5. IMS Prize (Operations Research) : Rachna Pandey (Agra).
6. IMS Prize (Fluid Dynamics) : No Prize awarded.
7. AMU Prize (Algebra) : No entry.
8. V M Shah Prize (Analysis) : M. Kulkarni (Goa).
Details of Invited Lectures delivered :
Prof. B. R. Choudhary (Botswana) on “Sequence Spaces defined by Orlicz Functions”.
Prof. Surinder Mohan Uppal (Nairobi) on “Can Mathematics bring Peace?”.
Prof. Kanti Pandey (Lucknow) on “Bergurs Equations: Introduction and Applicability”.
Prof. B. N. Waphare (Pune) on “Reducibility in Graphs”.
Dr. Charusheela Deshpande (Pune) on “Semi Graph : A generalization of Graph”.
Prof. G. Santhanam (Kanpur) on “The First Eigen value of Hyper Surfaces in Rank-1 Symmetric Spaces”.
Prof. A. H. Siddiqui (Dhahram) also delivered his invited talk.
Details of the Symposia organized :
A symposium on “Trends in Topology” with Prof. Satya Deo (Allahabad) as Convener.
Prof. Satya Deo (Allahabad), Prof. H. Mukherjee (Shillong), Prof. G. Mukherjee (Kolkatta) and Prof. S. S. Khare (Shilong) were the speakers.
A symposium on “Cryptography” with Prof. Sunder Lal (Agra) as Convener.
Prof. Sunder Lal (Agra), Dr. S. K Pal (DRDO), Dr. Navneet Gaba (DRDO) and Dr. P. K.Saxena (DRDO) were the speakers.
A symposium on “Basic Hypergeometric Functions” with Prof. R. Y. Denis (Gorakhpur) as Convener.
Prof. R. Y. Denis (Gorakhpur), Prof. S. Bhargava (Mysore), Prof. S. N. Singh (Jaunpur), Dr. Subuhi Khan (Aligarh) and Dr. Shamli Gupta (Noida) were the speakers.
A symposium on “Trends in Lattice Theory and Graph Theory” with Prof. S. K. Nimbhorkar (Aurangabad) as Convener.
Prof. S. K. Nimbhorkar (Aurangabad), Prof. C. S. Manjarekar (Kolhapur), Prof. Vilas Kharat (Pune), Prof. M. Wasadikar (Aurangabad), Dr. V. V. Joshi (Pune) and Dr. Y. M. Borse (Pune) were the speakers.
A symposium on “Wavelets and Distribution Theory and Applications” with Prof. M. S. Chaudhary (Kolhapur) as Convener.
Prof. M. S. Chaudhary (Kolhapur), Prof. P. K. Jain (Delhi), Prof. P. K. Banerjee (Jodhpur), Prof. C. S. Shalimath (Dharwad) and Prof. S. P. Malgonde (Pune) were the speakers.
A symposium on “Approximation Theory” with Prof. Huzoor H. Khan (Aligarh) as Convener.
Prof. Huzoor H. Khan (Aligarh), Prof. G. S. Srivastava (Roorkee), Dr. Kaleem Raza Kazi (Aligarh) and Prof. Arun Kumar (Jabalpur) were the speakers.
A symposium on “Basic Hypergeometric Series” with Prof. A. K. Agarwal (Chandigarh) as Convener.
Prof. A.K. Agarwal (Chandigarh), Prof. S. P. Singh (Jaunpur), Prof. S. Ahmad Ali (Lucknow), Dr. M.S. Mahadeo Naika (Bangalore) and Dr. R. K. Yadav (Jodhpur) were the speakers.
A symposium on “Nevalinna Theory and Related Topics in Complex Analysis” with Prof. S. S. Bhoosnurmath (Dharwad) as Convener.
Prof. S. S. Bhoosnurmath (Dharwad), Prof. A. P. Singh (Jammu), Prof. R. K. Srivastava (Agra), Prof. G. S. Srivastava (Roorkee) and Prof. Lata (Mysore) were the speakers.
A half an hour session was arranged to pay homage to the late Professor M. K. Singal.
The General Body Meeting was held in the forenoon of 30th December, 2006 in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science which was followed by the Valedictory Function. Various Prizes were awarded to the recipients during the Valedictory Function. Profuse thanks and gratefulness were expressed to the host by the Office bearers and delegates for organizing a successful Conference.
Memorial Award Lectures
During every Annual Conference of the Society, the following Memorial Award Lectures are arranged as a part of the Academic Programme (each award lecture is of one hour duration with no other parallel session) :
1. P. L. Bhatnagar Memorial Award Lecture (Instituted in 1987).
2. Srinivasa Ramanujan Memorial Award Lecture (Instituted in
in 1990).
3. V. Ramaswamy Aiyer Memorial Award Lecture (Instituted in 1990).
4. Hansaraj Gupta Memorial Award Lecture (Instituted in 1990).
5. Ganesh Prasad Memorial Award Lecture (Instituted in 1993 ; and delivered every alternate year).
With effect from the year 2007, these Lectures carry a token honorarium of Rs. 2500/- each along with a citation.
Members of the Society are invited to suggest the names of the prospective speakers for these awards with their brief write-up. The suggestions may be sent to the General Secretary Professor V. M. Shah.
Award of Various Prizes for Research Paper Presentation
In order to encourage and inspire the young and budding research workers, the Society holds, during its Annual Conferences, a Special Session of Paper Presentation Competition for various Prizes to be awarded to the best research paper presented in each of the specified areas as stipulated. This Special Session is held as a part of the Academic Programme with no other parallel session. For the year 2007 these areas are:
Six IMS Prizes :
Algebra, Differential Geometry, Discrete Mathematics, Number Theory, Operations Research and Fluid Dynamics.
AMU Prize:
Topology.
V.M. Shah Prize:
Analysis.
Three / Four judges are appointed by the Council for “Paper Presentation Competition” for deciding the award of various Prizes.
Each of these eight prizes listed above carries a Certificate and a cash amount of Rs.1000/-.
Following conditions apply:
1. Only the Members of the Society are eligible for participation in the Competition.
2. The upper age limit of a candidate for participation in the Competition for 2007 is 40 years as on December 31, 2007.
3. (a) The paper to be presented for the competition has to be under single authorship.
(b) Independent work at the post-doctoral level is preferred.
(c) The work must have been carried out in India.
(d) Stress will be on both, quality of research as well as performance during the presentation.
Note : One who is already awarded a prize in a certain area in the past is not expected to participate in the competition for the prize in the same area.
All the Heads of the Departments / Institutions and the Research Supervisors are requested to encourage their research workers for participation in this competition.
All the research papers intended to be presented for prizes or otherwise during the ensuing Annual Conference of 2007 should be sent to Professor Satya Deo, Academic Secretary, IMS.
Only members of the Society are entitled to participate in the Academic Programmes or present their papers in the Conferences. In the case of joint authorship of a manuscript, all the authors are required to be members of the Society.
Details for sending such papers will be announced in the next (August) news letter.
IMS Sponsored Lectures
To popularize mathematics and to create awareness regarding the Society and its activities in the Country, the Society has a Scheme of Sponsored Lectures. It provides a token support of Rs. 1000/- to a number of Departments / Institutions for organizing popular and semi technical lectures. During 2006-07 such lectures were held at the following centers :
Agra, Ahmedabad, Ajmer, Chennai, Gauhati, Gwalior, Hyderabad, Jammu, Lucknow and Vadodara.
Members arranging such lectures are required to send the report of the arranged lectures to The Treasurer, IMS, with a copy to The Editor, The Mathematics Student.
Society intends to enhance this activity of organizing such lectures at more and more centers. Members desirous to organize such lectures at their centers may write to the General Secretary Professor V. M. Shah through their respective heads.
Periodicals published by the Society
The Society publishes two periodicals – The Journal of the Indian Mathematical Society (JIMS) and the Mathematics Student (MS).
JIMS :
The part consisting of Nos. 1-2, January-June 2006 of the JIMS Vol 73 (2006) is already issued in June 2006. Part consisting Nos. 3-4, July – December, of this volume is being readied for its issuance.
Two copies of the papers intended for publication in the JIMS should be sent to Professor N. K. Thakare, Editor, JIMS.
Queries regarding papers which are already acknowledged by Professor V. M. Shah should be sent to him.
MS:
Vol. 73 (2004) of the MS is already issued to members in November 2006. Vol. 74 (2005) is being readied for its issuance.
Two copies of the papers intended for publication in the MS should be sent to Professor J. R. Patadia, Editor, MS.
Subscriptions :
Annual subscription for the “Journal of the Indian Mathematical Society”:
Rs. 1000/- for Libraries in India ;
$80/- for Libraries outside India or for personal use.
Annual subscription for the “The Mathematics Student” :
Rs. 800/- for Libraries in India ;
$75/- for Libraries outside India or for personal use.
Page Charges :
With effect from Vol. 74 (2007) of JIMS, and Vol.75 (2006) of MS, the page charges for publications in the JIMS / MS will be US $35 / Rs.100 per page ; except for invited articles.
Payments :
All the payments are to be made to Dr. (Miss) S. P. Arya, Treasurer, IMS by DD in favour of “Indian Mathematical Society” payable at Delhi, India.
Membership of the Society
With effect from April 1, 2007 Membership fees of the Society will be as under :
Life Membership Fee :
Rs.2000/- ( US $1000/- for those residing outside India ).
Ordinary Annual Membership Fee :
Rs. 200/- ( US $100/- for those residing outside India ).
Sessional Membership Fee :
Rs. 200/- ( US $100/- for those residing outside India ).
Sessional Members are those who join the Society only for a particular Session. They may contribute papers for presentation and / or participate in any of the academic programmes held during the Session.
Member in good standing :
A member will be considered to be of good standing in a particular year if he/she has paid his/her Membership dues by the 30th June of that year.
Members of the Society are entitled to a free copy of the “Mathematics Student” for their personal use (not for sale /resale)
IMS Library
The Library of the Indian Mathematical Society is housed in the Campus of the Ramanujan Institute for Advanced Study in Mathematics, University of Madras, Chennai-600 005, Tamil Nadu. It has rich collection of back numbers of reputed Mathematical
Journals published all over the world and it provides useful service to the members of the Society all over India. In fact, on request by a member, it mails Books/Journals/photocopies of the articles at the cost of the member. The Library also helps its members to locate articles that are not available in the IMS Library, but are available in other libraries in Chennai. At present, the Library is receiving 84 periodicals on exchange basis. For further information, one may contact Professor S. Parvathi, Librarian, IMS and Director of the Institute.
Centenary Year of the IMS.
The Society was founded in April 1907 by the late Shri Ramaswamy Aiyer with its head quarters at Pune. The Library of the Society was started in 1907 at Ferguson College, Pune with Wrangler R. P. Paranjape as its first Librarian. It was in 1950 that the Library was shifted to its present place. In the light of this, it is worthwhile and very appropriate that the Centenary Year Annual Conference of the Society is held at Pune.
The Vice Chancellor of the University of Poona has very kindly invited the Society to hold its Centenary Year 73rd Annual Conference at the Department of Mathematics, University of Poona. The Council has very gladly accepted this invitation.
Centenary Year Celebrations
As the IMS completes 100 years of its establishment in 2007, the Council has decided that the following events/activities be organized as “IMS Centenary Celebrations” during the year.
1. International Conference at Pune prior to IMS Annual Conference there. Convener : Prof. N. K. Thakare.
2. One week workshop at HRI, Allahabad for research students and College /University teachers. Convener : Prof. Satya Deo.
3. People of Indian Origin Abroad be approached for Donations.
Prof. Satya Deo and Dr. S. B. Nimse to take necessary action in
the matter.
4. Special Centenary Volumes of JIMS (with stress on publishing open problems) and MS (with stress on publishing surveys of various research areas) be published.
The following members are to take necessary action in the matter :
JIMS : Professor N. K. Thakare. (Convener).
Professor Satya Deo (HRI, Allahabad) and
Professor R. B. Bapat. (ISI, Delhi).
MS : Professor J. R. Patadia. (Convener).
Professor R. Sridharan (CMI, Chennai) and
Professor Sarva Jit Singh. (Delhi).
5. The Council authorized Professor I. B. S. Passi to take necessary action for approaching the appropriate authority of the Government Of India for
1. Getting declared 22nd December, the Birth day of Srinivasa Ramanujan, as THE NATIONAL MATHEMATICS DAY throughout the Country.
2. Getting issued a Commemorative Stamp on the occasion of the of IMS Centenary Celebrations.
V. M. Shah
General Secretary, IMS.
The M. S. University of Baroda,
Vadodara – 390 002 (Gujarat), India.
March 21, 2007. Phone : (R) : 0265 – 2433823.
Note : Any change or modification in the address and an e-mail id may please be communicated to the General Secretary.
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INDIAN MATHEMATICAL SOCIETY
Council Members 2007-08
1. Prof. R. B. Bapat. President.
rbb@isid.ac.in
7, S. J. S. Sansanwal Marg,
New Delhi-110016.
2. Prof. I. B. S. Passi. Immediate Past President.
ibspassi@yahoo.co.in
Center for Advanced Study in Mathematics,
Punjab University,
Sector 14, Chandigarh - 160 014 (Punjab).
3. Prof. V. M. Shah. General Secretary.
Department of Mathematics,
Faculty of Science,
The M. S. University of Baroda,
Vadodara - 390 002 (Gujarat).
4. Prof. Satya Deo. Academic Secretary.
vcsdeo@yahoo.com
HRI, Chhatnag Road,
Jhusi , Allahabad - 211 019 (UP).
5. Dr. S. B. Nimse. Administrative Secretary.
dr.sbnimse@rediffmail.com
Principal, New Arts, Commerce & Science College ,
Ahmednagar - 414 001 (MS).
6. Dr. (Miss) S. P. Arya. Trasurer.
shsh_ry@yahoo.co.in
Maitreyi College,
Bapu Dham Complex, Chanakyapuri,
New Delhi-110 021.
7. Prof. N. K. Thakare. Editor, J. Indian Math. Soc.
nimbkt@yahoo.com
C/o : Department of Mathematics,
Poona University,
Pune – 411 007 (MS).
8. Prof. J. R. Patadia. Editor, The Math. Student.
jamanadasp@yahoo.com
Department of Mathematics,
Faculty of Science,
The M. S. University of Baroda,
Vadodara - 390 002. (Gujarat).
9. Prof. S. Parvathi. Librarian.
sparvathy.riasm@gmail.com
Ramanujan Institute for Advanced Study in Mathematics,
University of Madras,
Chennai-600 005. (TN).
10. Prof. S. Bhargava.
sribhargava@hotmail.com
5, 2nd Stage, Gangotri Layout,
Shahukar Chanakyya Rd.
Mysore-570 009. (Karnataka).
11. Prof. B. K. Lahiri.
B1/146, Kalyani - 741 235. (WB).
12. Prof. (Mrs) Aruna Nigam.
Department of Mathematics & Astronomy,
University of Lucknow,
Lucknow - 226 007. (UP).
13. Prof. A. P. Singh.
singhanandp@rediffmail.com
Department of Mathematics,
University of Jammu,
Jammu-180 006. (J & K).
14. Prof. G. S. Srivastava.
girssfma@iitr.ernet.in
Department of Mathematics,
I. I. T. Roorkee,
Roorkee – 247 667 (UC).
15. Prof. A. S. Gupta.
Plot No. 85 F,
Hill Co operative Society,
Prem Bazar, Kharagpur – 721 306 (WB).
16. Prof. V. Kannan.
vksm@uohyd.ernet.in
Department of Mathematics & Statistics,
University of Hyderabad,
P.O. Central University,
Hyderabad - 560 046 (AP).
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