Plenary lectures on 5th Mathematical Conference of the Republic of Srpska will be held by professor Stevo Todorcevic (University of Toronto, Toronto; Mathematical Institute SASA, Belgrade; The National Center for Scientific Research, Paris).

The lectures theme is “Results and Applications of Ramsey’s Theory".

Professor Todorcevic's books and publications

The deadline for the submission of the application forms is 03 May 2015.

Thereafter, Conference Organizing Committee shall prepare Conference Programme which will be available after 26 May 2015.

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In order to continue education at Faculty of Mathematics, University of Belgrade, a candidate has to go through the following steps ]]>

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University of Belgrade holds 388. position on the list of the world's best universities, the 166. place among European universities and 87. place when it comes to mathematics.

Institutions from the U.S. and nearly 50 other countries have been ranked based on 10 indicators that measure their academic research performance and their global and regional reputations. Students can use these rankings to explore the higher education options that exist beyond their own countries' borders and to compare key aspects of schools' research missions...full text here

These are the world's top 500 universities

University of Belgrade on this list

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Short biography

Dr Zsolt Lavicza, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge

After receiving his degrees in mathematics and physics in Hungary, Zsolt began his postgraduate studies in applied mathematics at the University of Cambridge.

While teaching mathematics at the University of Cincinnati he became interested in researching issues in the teaching and learning mathematics. In particular, he focused on investigating issues in relation to the use of technology in undergraduate mathematics education.

Since then, both at the University of Michigan and Cambridge, working with Deborah Ball, Hyman Bass, Paul Andrews, and Kenneth Ruthve, he has worked on several research projects examining technology and mathematics teaching in a variety of classroom environments.

Currently, Zsolt is working as an Associate Lecturer in Mathematics Education at the University of Cambridge. He is also co-ordinating the development of local GeoGebra Institutes and offering research support within the International GeoGebra Institute. He serves as a Director of Research at the GeoMaTech project as well as advising research projects at different countries.

We invite all interested colleagues and students to attend.

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Professor Vitas thus laid the foundations of the computational linguistics school in Serbia, which has been evolving with a varying pace, albeit continuously, for the last 35 years.

A special occasion for this conference is the prestigious award that Professor Vitas received from the Government of the Republic of France for his contribution to the development of scientific cooperation between France and Serbia - Medal of the Order of Academic Palms (Chevalier de l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques).

]]>Abstract: The first part of the talk will be aimed at the general mathematical audince (including undergraduate students). We will describe the aims of Low Dimensional Geometry and Topology through pictures and movies. The second part of the talk will be focused on the recent work that resulted in the virtual classification of 3-manifolds.

During the past few years, J. Kahn and I developed a theory (based among other things on deep statistical properties of geometric flows) that led to the solution of the Ehrenpreis conjecture and (in some sense more importantly) the proof of the Surface Subgroup Theorem in 3-manifold topology. In particular, this theorem implies that every hyperbolic 3-manifold is cubulated. It then follows from the Agol-Wise theory of cube complexes that every hyperbolic 3-manifold is virtually Haken and virtually fibered. I will also discuss my latest result that aims to classify word hyperbolic groups whose boundary is the 2-spehere (the Cannon Conjecture), the main motivation being that this gives a fundamentally new approach toward proving the Perelman Hyperbolization Theorem for 3-manifolds of negative curvature.

We invite all interested colleagues to attend this lecture!

]]>Participants of the conference (among others) are: Kari Astala, Peter Hasto, David Kalaj, Pekka Koskela, Istvan Prause, Dragan Vukotić, Matti Vuorinen, Toshiyuki Shugawa, Eero Saksman i Riku Klen.

Organizing Comittee: Miodrag Mateljević, Miloš Arsenović, Vesna Manojlović, Zorica Stanimirović, Miljan Knežević, Marek Svetlik and Vladimir Božin.

*23rd October, Wednesday*

9:30-10:00 Opening Ceremony

Lectures, 1st Session:

10:00 - 10:45 Kari Astala

11:00 - 11:45 Matti Vuorinen

12:00 - 12:45 Miodrag Mateljević

IMPORTANT: The opening ceremony and morning sections will be held in room 3, I floor of the SASA

Lunch break 12:45 - 14:30

Lectures, 2nd session:

14:30 - 15:00 Istvan Prause

15:00 - 15:35 Peter Hasto

15:40 - 16:10 Slavko Simić

16:15 - 16:45 Vladimir Božin

16:50 - 17:20 Miloš Arsenović

Conference Dinner, Klub književnika (http://www.klubknjizevnika.rs/kontakt.php), 18:00

*24th October, Thursday*

Lectures, 1st Session

10:00 - 10:45 Pekka Koskela

11:00 - 11:45 David Kalaj

12:00 - 12:45 Ero Saksman

Lunch break 12:45 - 14:30

Lectures, 2nd Session

14:30 - 15:00 Vesna Manojlović

15:05 - 15:35 Toshiyaki Sugawa

15:40 - 16:10 Dragan Vukotić

16:15 - 16:45 Miljan Knežević

17:30 Dinner, Skadarlija, evening of Serbian music

Special thanks to Dr Vesna Manojlović, the initiator and originator of the Conference.

The Conference was supported by the Faculty of Mathematics, University in Belgrade and project ON 174032 of Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of Republic of Serbia, headed by prof. Miodrag Mateljević.

We invite all interested colleagues to participate and attend lectures of this Conference in room 301 F at Mathematical Institute of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts!

Center of excellences for applications of mathematics

Intensive course "Microlocal Analysis, Wave Fronts and Propagation of Singularities", September 16 - 21, 2013, Faculty of Sciences, Novi Sad, Department of Mathematics and Informatics

Lecturers on the intensive course:

Stevan Pilipović, University of Novi Sad, Serbia

Nenad Teofanov, University of Novi Sad, Serbia (with the assistance of Filip Tomić)

Registration: September 16th, 15h

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Prof. Moskowitz gave two lectures - the first lecture was directed to a wide audience in the SASA and the second one was for more mathematically oriented audience in the Department of Mathematics of the Mathematical Institute of SASA

Prof. Dr. Howard Moskowitz: "SERBIA 2015 - WHAT CAN GENOMICS TO MIND FOR SERBIA 'S FUTURE "

Abstract: We introduce Mind Genomics, the experimental science of the everyday. The talk shows how Serbia as a nation can use this science three ways for economic benefit: 1) create optimal products, 2) type the world's customers in terms of the desired aspects of medical experience, and 3) improve the teaching of mathematics.

Prof. Dr. Howard Moskowitz: "MIND GENOMICS: APPLYING TO UNDERSTAND AND MATHEMATICS OPTIMIZE THE SCIENCE OF THE EVERYDAY "

Abstract: We introduce Mind Genomics, the experimental science of the everyday. The talk shows how we can understand 1) the mental economics of food preferences, 2) the quantitative linkage of emotions to ideas, and 3) the creation of new ideas by Combining elements.

]]>Professor Dr Dusko Vitas was honored with the award of the Order of French Academic Palms (Chevalier de l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques).

Prof. Vitas was awarded by the French Government for his contribution to the development of scientific cooperation between France and Serbia.

http://www.telegraf.rs/vesti/702484-francuska-odlikovala-profesora-matematickog-fakulteta

Congratulations!

Since 2003. the list presents the statistics of the top-ranked academic institutions. In the report for 2013. University of Belgrade is placed at the position between 301. and 400. places and this is a great improvement comparing to last year ranking between 401. and 500. places.

This year, the oldest Serbian University is ranked, for the first time, in one of the scientific fields - mathematics, and it's between 101. and 150. place in the world..

This exceptional success is of great importance for the Serbian mathematics and especially for the Faculty of Mathematics.

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) was performed on the basis of 6 indicators. The key point of this success and placement of mathematics among the top 150 is the percentage of the scientific papers that are published in the top 20% ranked magazines.

University of Belgrade got 93.4 points in this category in the field of mathematics, which places it among the top U.S. universities such as Princeton and Harvard, and the result is even better than Berkeley and Cambridge. ]]>

All interested parties, especially students, were invited to attend the lectures, which included lots of practical examples and to get to acknowledged with the different possibilities of Java languages, which are now quite important and beneficiary when searching for employment in the software industry.

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The project was presented by Aleksandar Adzic, Faculty of Mathematics student.

Title of presentation: Commodore International/Commodore64

Content:

The whole concept of this presentation is familiar with all present technology is its strong use of the eighties had 20 century. The lecture was interactive, with direct Commodore64 programming on a microcomputer. In addition to the source code the most interesting programs were presented that were once very popular. The audio and video production of the microcomputer was also mentioned, as well as hardware and its limitations.

Some of the topics covered by this lecture are:

1. Getting Acknowledged with Commodore64

2. Basics of programming environment and programming language BASIC v.2 and implementation of the system Commodore64

3. Data storage and analogue media

4. The effects of "Programming on the fly" and its disadvantages.

5. Presentation of graphics and sound capabilities of computer Commodore64.

Promotional video for this project can be found at the following address:

]]>Results can be found on this page: http://www.seemous.eu/assets/files/2013/results_2013.pdf

Participation of our team on this competition was supported by Faculty of Mathematics and Mathematical Society of Serbia.

Results: Filip Zivanovic and Vukasin Stojisavljevic, 2nd year students, GOLD

Stevan Gajovic and Dusan Joksimovic, 2nd year students, and Filip Jekić, 1st year student, SILVER

Dimitrije Cicmilovis, 2nd year student, BRONZE

Team Leader was Marija Jelic, Teaching Assistant at the Faculty Mathematics, and all our students study THEORETICAL MATHEMATICS AND APPLICATIONS module.

Minister of Education, Science and Technology Development Professor Dr Zarko Obradovic also congratulated our young team.

CONGRATULATIONS!

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GeoGebra (http://geogebra.org), a free, open-source, dynamic mathematics software, is rapidly gaining popularity in the teaching and learning of mathematics around the world. Currently, GeoGebra is used by approximately 20 million students and teachers, translated to 62 languages, used in 190 countries, and downloaded by approximately 500,000 users in each month,and clearly making an impact on mathematics education in most countries. This increased use compelled the establishment of the International GeoGebra Institute (IGI) that serves as a virtual organization to support local GeoGebra initiatives and institutes. There are already 143 institutes in 85 countries, which pursue training and support of teachers, develop teaching materials, and carry out research projects. In my talk, I will review examples of applications of GeoGebra at different levels of education from around the world. The capabilities of GeoGebra are now extended to other subject areas such as physics, chemistry, engineering etc. and will show some examples of development in these areas. In addition, I will outline our plans to work together with different countries to enhance mathematics and STEM (Science, Technolgy, Engineering, Mathematics) in their educational systems.

Short biography:

Dr Zsolt Lavicza, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge

After receiving his degrees in mathematics and physics in Hungary, Zsolt began his postgraduate studies in applied mathematics. While teaching several mathematics courses at the University of Cincinnati he became interested in researching issues in the teaching and learning mathematics. In particular, he focused on investigating issues in relation to the use of technology in undergraduate mathematics education. Since then both at the University of Michigan and Cambridge, he has worked on several research projects examining technology and mathematics teaching in a variety of classroom environments. Currently, Zsolt is working as an Associate Lecturer in Mathematics Education at the University of Cambridge as well as he is coordinating the development of local GeoGebra Institutes and offering research support within the International GeoGebra Institute.

]]>More information about M3 events can be found on this page: http://m3.cpn.rs/ French Mathematician Cédric Villani (1973) is a modern hero of France.

As one of the most talented mathematicians today, Villani is involved in solving the most difficult problems in the areas of differential equations and mathematical physics. For his results in 2010 he was awarded with the Fields Medal, the greatest honor in mathematics, and this award is being delivered every four years. With the support of the French Institute, Villani is the first Fields medalist to visit Serbia. Prof. Villani’s book was published within the project "May, the Month of Mathematics - M3" held in organization of CPN and MI of SASA. The book raised a great interest among the French.

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