Int’l mathematicians join moot on Algebra

By Our Correspondent
February 27, 2024

LAHORE: The Department of Mathematics at LUMS has been designated as the Emerging Regional Centre of Excellence (ERCE) for its significant contributions to the promotion of mathematics in the region.

A general view of the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). — LUMS Website

According to a press release, this recognition has been conferred by the Commission of Developing Countries of the European Mathematical Sciences, acknowledging LUMS as a leading institution in fostering mathematical education and research.

Leveraging its international standing, the Department of Mathematics is hosting the CIMPA Research School on Algebra and Algebraic Geometry for Applications, scheduled from February 26 to March 8, 2024. The CIMPA School features renowned mathematicians from all over the world who share their expertise as speakers. The distinguished lineup includes Dr Thomas Kahle from Otto-von-Guericke Universitat Magdeburg, Germany; Ms Sara Saeedi Madani from Amirkabir University of Technology and IPM, Iran; Dr Carlos Amendola from Technical University of Berlin, Germany; Dr Aida Maraj from University of Michigan, USA; Dr Beatriz Pascual Escudero from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain; Dr Miruna-Stefana Sorea from "Lucian Blaga" University of Sibiu, Romania; and local luminaries Dr Imran Anwar and Dr Shaheen Nazir from Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan.

Participants from diverse countries, such as Iran, Vietnam, Canada, Germany, and Spain, have convened at LUMS for this enriching academic experience. Additionally, a significant number of attendees are joining the talks online.

‘In a world driven by data and innovation, understanding the practical applications of algebra and geometry is paramount. We are thrilled to host the CIMPA Research School, fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange among mathematicians worldwide,’ remarked Dr Imran Anwar, Associate Professor at LUMS, at the CIMPA launch ceremony.


LUMS Gurmani Centre and ADA (Architecture Design Art) hosted a day long symposium 'Designer Social Responsibilities', the other day.

According to a press release, ADA is a Karachi-based international publishing house that unites the industry's leading minds in sharing stories of intervention for a socially unified better world.

Discussions and debates in the day-long symposium revolved around the destiny of architecture, urban planning and more generally the design disciplines. Arif Hasan, Yahya Jan (UAE), Dr Fiona Gray (Australia), Kamil Khan Mumtaz, Maria Aslam, Rashid Rana, Faraz Maqsood Hamidi, Seif Al Rashidi (Egypt), Sergii Rodionov (Ukraine) and others joined the symposium.