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11th International Pure Mathematics Conference 2010

The 11th International Pure Mathematics Conference 2010 under the theme of ‘Algebra, Geometry and Analysis’ kicked started here on Friday with an aim to provide a novel opportunity for researchers to meet and share their work with some outstanding and eminent mathematicians.

The conference has been organized by Qauid-i-Azam University in collaboration with National Centre for Physics (NCP) and Preston University. Federal Minister for Education Sardar Assef Ahmed Ali inaugurated the conference.

Three foreign mathematicians, twelve local experts and forty five other speakers would share their experience and knowledge with the participants of the conference.

QAU Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Masoom Yasinzai in his inaugural speech said that Mathematics is playing a significant role in the development of science and technology all over the world and people are benefiting from its innovations.

Being one of the most important countries in the world, Pakistan cannot afford to undermine its role in the global affairs in general, and science and technology in particular. Since Mathematics is one of the most useful branches of science, Pakistan will not lag behind in contributing its share in its development.

He said it is essential for Pakistani mathematicians to remain in touch with the international community of their counterparts. “Our universities should ensure that their mathematical enterprise maintains contact with the international mathematicians’ community through various means, such as, by attending conferences abroad and inviting foreign scholars to attend similar conferences in Pakistan.” Dean faculty of Natural Sciences and President of Pakistan Mathematical Society Prof. Dr. Qaiser Mushtaq while speaking on the occasion said that the uplift of the national economy requires that due attention be paid to science and technology.

For development in science, a sound mathematical foundation is a pre-requisite. Therefore, it is imperative that an adequate mathematical culture be developed in Pakistan. He said the series of conferences on Pure Mathematics is an important step in this direction as it adds to improvement in the quality of research in mathematics and exposes young mathematicians to mathematics at the highest level.