Gallery of Science and Technology SASA (entrance from Djura Jaksic street)

Exhibition period: July 20 - July 31, 2015.

Authors: Christian Obermeier and Saša Topić, students of astrophysics

Music: Pavle Popov, guitarist, bassist and composer from Belgrade, Faculty of Music in Belgrade

Author of the exhibition: Vanja Šarković, a student of astrophysics

Did you ever wonder how Paris would look like in infrared? Or how to turn a droplet of water into a world of vibrant colour? The art exposition under the title “ART(o)Physics” created by students of astrophysics has a unique goal - to bring forth a new, aesthetically pleasing, view of science to the spotlight of the Belgrade artworld. Due to the fact that all of the authors have a scientific background they were able to develop novel photography techniques and approach everyday things in a different manner - reminding us all that beauty can be seen under a different light.

The two main themes of the exhibition at hand are infrared images and macro-photography of light phenomena. This exhibition is a part of International Year of Light. The exhibition has been supported by the Faculty of Mathe-matics, SASA, Bank of Knowledge, Gecko Solutions, Center for Science Promotion and Aigo BS d.o.o.

Visitors will have a chance to enjoy in ambient music composed for the occasion by Pavle Popov and to be photographed by IR camera.

During this exhibition (20 July - 31 July 2015) the Gallery is open for free visits from Monday to Friday from 12 to 20 hours. On Saturdays and Sundays Gallery is closed.

Christian Obermeier is a PhD student studying astrophysics at the Max Planck Institute of Extra-terrestrial Physics in Garching, his research topic regards the discoveries of exoplanets (planets outside the solar system) and while doing his research he traveled to some remarkable locations. These trips inspired him to explore one of this passions - photography, back in 2008. Observations in astronomy are made in different parts of the spectrum, but cameras that record electromagnetic waves other than visible light are always pointed toward the heavens. Christian wondered - what would the world around look like in other parts of the spectrum? After adapting his camera to capture the near-infrared light he began experimenting and successfully developed a completely new technique of hybrid photography. Hybrid photos are created by taking the same image in visual and infrared and using the information on the colors and tones captured with an ordinary camera and shadows, and contours/depth of field from the infrared photograph. http://www.photography-obermeier.de/

Sasa Topic is an undergraduate student of astrophysics at the Faculty of Mathematics in Belgrade and he has a deep interest in the construction of observational instruments - such as spectrographs. Apart from the manufacturing of observational instruments used in astronomy he also deals with other aspects of engineering - and the combination of these interests with curiosity to explore the world of phenomena is what inspires his work. For this exhibition we have selected from his wide range of interests and research in the field of photography works from featuring macroscopy and spectroscopy techniques. One of the reasons why such artworks were chosen is because they all portray well the connection between abstract concepts that are present both in scientific thoughts and in artistic creations. His creativity is also reflected in his the ability to arrange the elements available to him and create optical systems within which the conditions for photography in a desired manner are met.

Pavle Popov is a composer and a guitar and contrabass player from Belgrade. His music career started during his teenage years when he played guitar in a punk/rock band “Sve ili ništa” - where he recorded two albums and had over five hundred performances in Serbia and UK. He finished the “Stankovic” Music School in Belgrade in departments for jazz guitar, contrabass and music theory. Currently, he is in the final year of his studies of theoretical music (FMU, Belgrade) and contrabass (FILUM, Kragujevac). Alongside his regular performances he is devoted to composing music for film and multimedia performances. Among the many concerts and performances, the most prominent were orchestra in C (written for a group of over 20 performers), the composition created as a collaboration with the composer Miroslav Miša Savić; “U susret kraju sveta” - a performance is designed in the form of action painting; “Years” - a collaboration with the artist Ema Ema Ema, performed at the MFRU festival in Maribor; Daydreaming Piano - the festival of contemporary music Lasciar vibrare, ect. http://pavlepopov.bandcamp.com/

Vanja Šarković is currently an undergraduate student at the Faculty of Mathematics in Belgrade, studying astronomy and astrophysics. She is researching evolution of galaxies and their models - her interest in this topic sparked during a summer internship in 2014 at the Max Planck Institute of Astronomy in Heidelberg. Alongside her commitment to astrophysics research, she is also devoted to educating the younger - she created and organized three Schools of Astronomy - these schools feature

educational curriculums designed for high-school students and are rich in lectures, workshops and visits to astronomically-relevant sights near Belgrade. These courses are taught mainly by astronomy students. Seeing that such astronomy outreach events only attract individuals that have already recognized science as something close to their hearts, she took it upon herself to organize this exhibition and in doing so endear science to lovers of art and vice versa. ]]>

- Institutionalizing and coordinating the state of the art research in mathematics and informatics;
- Supporting related scientific research and educational activities in South-Eastern Europe;
- Promoting and organizing various activities among mathematicians and informaticians in South-Eastern Europe and the rest of Europe.

The MASSEE Congress on Mathematics with International participation follows the tradition of the four successful Congresses organized in Bulgaria in 2003, in Cyprus in 2006, in Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia in 2009 and in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2012. At this stage educators and researchers who may be interested in attending the Congress with or without a paper should send a message with full address, fax and e-mail to the Organizing Committee. All expressions of interest should be sent by 20th June 2015. The deadline for abstracts is 30th June 2015. Notification of acceptance of abstracts is July 10, 2015. Further announcements and details will be sent to those responding to this call. The names of invited speakers will appear in the next announcement. The Congress will consist of several workshops/symposiums/sessions covering multiple themes. The official language of the conference is English.

Second announcement

Abstract:

The lecture is devoted to spectral theory for ordinary differential operators on spatial networks. We pay the main attention to nonlinear inverse spectral problems of recovering coefficients of differential operators (potentials) from the given spectral characteristics. Inverse problems for differential operators arise in various problems of mathematics as well as in applications in natural sciences and engineering. The main results and methods for this class of inverse problems will be presented. ]]>

Scope and Objectives:

SYM-OP-IS has been a national symposium with international participation since 1974. Over past years, the number of international participants was growing, and from this year SYM-OP-IS has officially become an international scientific meeting. It presents an annual gathering of operational researchers in order to exchange scientific and technical information achieved in the development and application of Operations research methods.

The Symposium Programme comprises plenary lectures and theme sections which accommodate the exchange of ideas and the review of relevant issues through valuable encounters of the representatives of the academic body and industry, both from Serbia and abroad.

The main aim of the Symposium is the development and applications of new Operations research methods, models and techniques. We believe that this year program will be interesting as much as in previous years, not only for researchers but also for students and businessmen who are interested in implementation of new solutions based on the methods of operational research in order to improve their business.

First Call for Papers for SYM-OP-IS 2015, September 16-19, 2015

Please contact us with any questions or comments you may have.

E-mail: symopis2015@matf.bg.ac.rs

http://symopis2015.matf.bg.ac.rs/ ]]>

Event: http://www.edufair.rs/

Place: Hotel Crowne Plaza (former Continental) Novi Beograd

Date: Friday 6th and Saturday, March 7, 2015.

Time: 10:00 – 18:00

Visit us and find out more about studying at the Faculty of Mathematics at the joint stand of Belgrade University at the International Education Fair.

Photos from previous fairs

http://www.matf.bg.ac.rs/vesti/1514/a-sta-ces-ti-da-studiras-matematicki-fakultet-na-12-medunarodnom-sajmu-obrazovanja/ ]]>

The event is growing and at the moment we have more than 300 registered students and teacher and our goal is to increase it to 400+.

Since we will have more than 90 presentations from students and more than 10 workshops for students, we cannot accept more contributions for the program, as it is full, but we will be happy to have conference participants.

Gregory Makrides, Chair, EUROMATH 2015 ]]>

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

Methodology ]]>

Abstract

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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We invite all interested colleagues and students to attend. ]]>

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!