## 20 JanImportance of basic physics and mathematics for a successful Physicist

“Science is about respect, it’s about honoring nature, exploring nature’s beauty. Science is a religion where scientists and mathematicians are the preists.” Physics, as in the language of a physicist, is the study of matter and energy and to a layman it is simply the study...

## 20 JanWinter School and Conference on Algebra and Number Theory

[caption id="attachment_1842" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Group photograph of the workshop[/caption] The department of Mathematical Sciences, Tezpur University organized a Winter School and Conference on Algebra and Number Theory during December 23-29, 2011 which was mainly sponsored by the National Board for Higher Mathematics (NBHM), Department of Atomic...

## 19 JanTime Dilation and Relativity

Of all that we have known in physics, the Galilean laws, the Newtonian laws, the discovery of the speed of light along with many others govern the mind. In the eyes of Physics, in the 20th century physics the very concept of Relativity was a...

## 19 JanThe Dark Fantasy

There seems to be a HALO of mysterious invisible material engulfing galaxies, which is commonly referred to as Dark matter. Scientists infer the existence of dark (=invisible!!!) matter from the observation of its gravitational pull, which causes the stars in the outer regions of a...

## 10 JanApplications of Sylow Theorems

Sylow Theorem's is Group Theory are an important mathematical tool. Below we give a simple application of the theorems. Theorem: If \$\$H\$\$ and \$\$K\$\$ are subgroups of \$\$G\$\$ and \$\$Hleq N_G(K)\$\$, then \$\$HK\$\$ is a subgroup of \$\$G\$\$. In particular, if \$\$K\$\$ is normal is \$\$G\$\$...

## 08 JanNEST 2012: Exam Alert

National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) is a compulsory test for students seeking admission to National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar and University of Mumbai - Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences (UM-DAE CBS), Mumbai. Both NISER and UM-DAE...

## 05 JanSome interesting properties about some prime numbers

OBSERVATION I: You know the definition of prime numbers. Now I am going to tell you some interesting properties about some prime numbers. I observe that there are only three primes having two digits which are also consecutive, have a special property. When I added the...

## 28 DecMath Unlimited: Essays in Mathematics

Math Unlimited: Essays in Mathematics is a collection of essays written by experts in various fields of mathematics for students. It is a collection of essays that spans pure and applied mathematics as well as the spread of mathematical ideas and techniques in other areas,...

## 28 DecAn Interview with Prof. Sujatha Ramdorai

Prof. Sujatha Ramdorai is an Indian mathematician currently associated with the University of British Columbia, Canada. She is also a professor in the School of Mathematics at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai. Prof. Sujatha is an internationally reputed algebraic number theorist whose work...