Lecture by Dr. Zsolt Lavicza, 11th April

Dr. Zsolt Lavicza, University of Cambridge, will hold a lecture "Integrating Technology into K12 School Teaching to Enhance STEM Education in Hungary" at the Faculty of Mathematics on Friday, April 11th, room 706, 12:00

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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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Lecture by Prof. Dr. Bruce Hanson, 4 February 2014.

Prof. Dr. Bruce Hanson (Mathematics Faculty, St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota) will hold a lecture "Sets of Non-differentiability and Lipschitz conditions" on Tuesday, February 4th, at the Faculty of Mathematics, University of Belgrade, at 12:00, BIM room, 4th floor.

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We invite all interested colleagues and students to attend.

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2013 - INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF STATISTICS

The following series of lectures entitled "Statistics is all around us" organized by the Faculty of Mathematics and Kolarac University will be held in November and December.

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35th Anniversary of Computational Linguistics in Serbia

This conference is dedicated to Professor Duško Vitas,  who initiated and organized the Permanent Seminar in Mathematical and Computational Linguistics at the Mathematical Institute of SASA way back in 1978.

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).

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Lecture: "Virtual classification of hyperbolic 3-manifolds", Monday 28th Oct

Prof. Vladimir Marković will give a lecture: "Virtual classification of hyperbolic 3-manifolds" on Monday, October 28th Oct 2013, at 14:00, room 455, I floor, Faculty of Mathematics.

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!

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Conference on Geometric Function Theory, 23-24 October, 2013, Belgrade

Faculty of Mathematics organizes a Conference on Geometric Function Theory in Belgrade, from October 23 to October 24.

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!

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Microlocal Analysis, Wave Fronts and Propagation of Singularities, September 16 - 21, 2013, Novi Sad

DAAD - Project in the framework of the Stability Pact for South East Europe
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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Department of Mathematics, Prof. Moskowitz's visit

A distinguished guest, Professor Dr Howard Moskowitz  visited Belgrade in March 2013. Prof. Moskowitz is well known as a founder of horizontal segmentation theory, known as the theory MindGenomics, and was awarded SigmaXi (a Nobel Prize for Marketing).

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.

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The award of the Order of French Academic Palms

We are pleased to announce that our colleague distinguished

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!

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Success on Shangai list

This year University of Belgrade improved its position in the Shangai list of the top 500 universities in the world.

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.

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