LAHORE ( MARCH, 7 ) Renowned mathematicians of Pakistan flocked together at the first national conference held by the University of Management and Technology (UMT) on Pure and Applied Mathematics to discuss innovative ideas, share new information and talk over challenges taking place in the field. The conference was inaugurated by Rector UMT Dr Hasan Sohaib Murad along with chairman of HEC Punjab Prof Dr. Muhammad Nizamuddin. PhD scholars, researchers, teachers and young scholars from renowned institutions such as Punjab University, Qarshi University, FAST, CIIT, LSE, UET, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University Peshawar, COMSATS, NUCES, SMS, University of Sargodha, GCU Faisalabad, GCU, Lahore GCWUF, NCBAE, University of Azad Jammu Kashmir, IMS, Lahore, University of Central Punjab, UOE, F.C College Lahore, and others presented their thought provoking research articles.
Addressing the opening ceremony Rector of UMT Dr Hasan Sohaib Murad applauded the efforts of the mathematicians put together to contribute intellectually in the field of pure and applied mathematics. He said Mathematics was the mother of all sciences and its applications were needed in all other fields. Dr Hasan also threw light on the contributions of Muslim mathematicians such as Al-Khawarizmi, Thabit bin Qurrah, Abu Kamil, Al-Karaji and Al-Jayyani to name a few who introduced new concepts and led the field for more than two centuries. The Rector hoped that the conference would pave way for a journey into innovation, discovery to turn human living into a faithful beginning for the coming generations.
The first UMT National Conference on Pure and Applied Mathematics is the beginning of an esteemed forum for researchers working in mathematics to exchange their ideas about recent developments in the field. The conference touched the recent advances in analysis, topology, algebraic geometry, number theory, fuzzy mathematics and dynamical systems.
On the other hand, sessions were held on optimization techniques, relativity and subjects of interest in interdisciplinary sciences like physics, computer science and actuarial science. The participants shared their latest research findings and ways to develop future collaborations. Among the research papers presented in the conference diverse themes were highlighted and it was unanimously asserted that mathematics played a key role in the advancement of science and technology in the contemporary era.
It is worth noting that the Higher Education Commission approved grants for the first UMT Conference on Pure and Applied Mathematics whereas American Journal of Applied Mathematics (AJAM) and Punjab University Journal of Mathematics (PUJM) published the proceedings of the conference respectively. The conference will leave deep impact upon the career path of the students, doctorates and the post-doctorates, also quantitative-related research would be affected by it the days to come.