The School of Mathematics and Statistics celebrated the National Mathematics Day, 22 December 2022, to mark the birth anniversary of the legendary mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan. The programme was held in C. V. Raman Auditorium, Science Complex. The events started with the lighting of a lamp by the Dean of the school, Prof. R. Radha.

The event begin with research talks by research scholars Joydev Halder, Soumak Nag, and Sreenanda S. B. from the school.

Research scholars also prepared posters of some influential Indian mathematicians like Ramanujan, Harish-Chandra, S. S. Pillai, K. Ramachandra, and K. S. Chandrasekharan. Posters highlighted works of these Indian mathematicians who left a lasting influence on the mathematical world.

After the research talks, a quiz was hosted by research scholars from the school. A total of 10 teams of 5 members each were formed. Teams constituted MSc as well as PhD students. A team of MSc first-year mathematics students won the first prize, and the runners-up were the team of research scholars.

After the quiz, Prof. S. Kumaresan (retired faculty of the School of Mathematics and Statistics, UoH) delivered a talk on ‘singularities in complex analysis’. In his inimitable style, he gave a very engaging talk and encouraged students to think critically. The talk was interactive, and students participated enthusiastically.

The celebration of National Mathematics Day concluded through distributing prizes to winners and runners-up of the Quiz by Prof. S. Kumaresan. Faculty members and students enthusiastically attended all events. Venkatasubbareddy and Sachin Sachdeva prepared the quiz while Deepa and Dimple designed the posters.

Picture Courtesy:  Akshay Kumar.