CUPB commenced three-week NASI-TMC Summer School on Differential Geometry

Bathinda : A three-week NASI-TMC Summer School on Differential Geometry sponsored by The National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI) and The Mathematics Consortium (TMC) began at the Central University of Punjab, Bathinda (CUPB) on July 5, 2021. CUPB Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics is organizing this programme from July 5—24, 2021under the patronage of Vice Chancellor Prof. R.P. Tiwari as a part of Azaadi ka Amrut Mahotsav Celebrations. Prof. Satya Deo, NASI Senior Scientist and General Secretary, NASI, Allahabad and Prof. Ravi S. Kulkarni, Distinguished Professor, Bhaskaracharya Pratishthana Pune, (TMC past president) graced the inaugural ceremony of this programme as the Guest of Honor and the Chief Guest respectively.
In his welcome address Prof. Gauree Shanker (Convener of the Summer School), Head, Dept. of Mathematics & Statistics CUP, Bathinda, informed that around 683 candidates from across the country have applied for this Summer School out of which 210 shortlisted candidates will be attending this three-week long programme. This Sumer School comprises 37 lectures & 12 tutorials by eminent academicians during which young faculty and research scholars will get training on three different modules ‘Curves and Surfaces’, ‘Smooth Manifolds’ and ‘Surveys in Differential Geometry’, said Dr. Krishnedu Gongopadhyay. (Co- Convener of the Summer School), Associate Professor & Head, Dept. of Mathematical Sciences IISER, Mohali.
Prof. Satya Deo, the Guest of Honor of the inaugural ceremony, gave a good background of the content of workshop. He threw a light on the contribution of Prof. Vijay Kumar Pataudi to differential geometry and topology and encouraged participants to work in this field. He also motivated students to first understand the fundamental result of a topic and its applicability instead of cramming hi-fi theorems.
Prof. Ravi S. Kulkarni, the Chief Guest of the inaugural session, briefed about the importance of ‘Differential Geometry’ in both pure and applied mathematics. He shared that the concepts of ‘Differential Geometry’ are applicable in Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Economics, Computer Vision and other subjects. He stated that this programme will surely provide better understanding to participants regarding the concepts of advanced calculus, geometry, manifolds etc.
Prof. Raghavendra P. Tiwari, the Vice Chancellor, CUPB, while delivering the presidential address mentioned that the topic of Summer School has its historical significance as the concepts of ‘Differential Geometry’ were extensively utilized during the Haddapan Civilization. He highlighted the importance of ‘Differential Geometry’ in the field of space science, Geo Physics and other fields. He recommended organizers to identify the learning outcomes and provide experiential learning opportunities to participants to make this programme more effective.
Prof. R.K. Wusirika, Dean Incharge Academics, encouraged participants to actively participate in this programme. Dr. Sachin Kumar gave a formal vote thanks towards the end. During the next three-weeks 21 distinguished speakers from leading institutions will interact with participants and provide training on different sub-themes of the Summer School.