The Department of Mathematics of SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Vadapalani, organized and hosted the 4th National Conference on Recent Trends in Mathematics and its Applications (NCRTMA’20) on 13/03/2020. As the name of the event suggests, it is an amalgamation of all developments in the Mathematics field through which interested and expertised scholars can present their findings. In superb SRM fashion, NCRTMA’20 saw participation from across the country and state with over 120 papers published for the event.
The inauguration ceremony was presided by Dr.T. Ravimanickam, Director of the School of Science Tamil Nadu Open University, along with Dr.K. Duraivelu, Dean (E&T) SRMIST Vadapalani. Other members of the dais were Dr.A. Govindarajan, Professor and HOD Mathematics, SRMIST Kattankulathur, and Dr.V. Thangaraj, Former Director and Head of RIASM University of Madras. Dr.B. Baskaran, HOD Mathematics, SRMIST Vadapalani, provided the welcome address to the esteemed guests on the dais, highlighting the magnitude of this year’s NCRTMA conference and the happenings of previous editions. The Chief Guest, Dr.T. Ravimanickam provided insight on the Gross Enrollment figures of our country, showing the rising interest in the field of Mathematics. Having done a PHD programme in Biotechnology, Dr.T. Ravimanickam substantiated the need for mathematical modelling in research work of all disciplines citing a rather interesting anecdote on the mathematical modelling used by the founder of crude oil.
Dr.K Duraivelu, Dean E&T further supported these statements by providing various examples in which mathematics proved essential to ground-breaking discoveries. The speakers highlighted how mathematics helps us understand, analyse, and predict the behavior of any system.. The wide range of uses for mathematics allows scientists of any discipline to understand the underlying processes of their research, providing concrete evidence of its existence.
The conference’s objective is to provide a space for introducing and updating research trends to further deliberate the significance of mathematics in the modern world. The participants as well as the esteemed guests lauded the successful organization of the conference and expressed their appreciation for the all-round interest in the world of mathematics portrayed by all those present.