11 JunThe Idea Factory: Book Review

One of the most important question that technologists, policy makers and governments ask nowadays is: What causes innovation? What are the motivating factors that create innovative products? These are the basic question that Jon Gertner's book 'The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age...

27 MayQuestion Paper : MATHLETICS 2016, Assam Academy of Mathematics

Category: Classes IX, X and X appeared Time: 3 Hours Marks: 10X10=100 [Answer in English or in your mother tongue. Two students of the team will discuss the solution of the problems and Write the answers in an answer book given to them. Earlier tradition of allowing coaches...

10 MayMassive new mathematical database keeps web and banking security ahead of the curve

On Tuesday 10th of May mathematicians from 12 countries will formally launch a massive mathematical database of mathematical objects including elliptic curves, and a special class of zeroes, that has already been deployed to protect our bank accounts and solve mathematical problems in physics and...

05 MaySriram Ramaswamy elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society

Prof. Sriram Ramaswamy of the TIFR Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences in Hyderabad has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society, the oldest scientific society of the world. Prof. Ramaswamy has now been inducted into a select group of intellectuals which included Sir Issac...

27 AprIMU Breakout Graduate Fellowship in Mathematics

Thanks to a generous donation by the winners of the Breakthrough Prizes in Mathematics – Ian Agol, Simon Donaldson, Maxim Kontsevich, Jacob Lurie, Terence Tao and Richard Taylor– the International Mathematical Union, with the assistance of FIMU and TWAS is launching a fellowship program to...

20 AprApery's constant

Apery's constant is defined as $$\zeta{(3)}=1.202056\ldots$$, where $$\zeta(x)$$ represents the Euler's zeta function. First lets us define the zeta function. Zeta function is defined as $$\zeta(s)=1+\frac{1}{2^s}+\frac{1}{3^s}+\frac{1}{4^s}+\frac{1}{5^s}+\cdots,$$ where $$s$$ is a complex number. The story of Apery's constant began with the famous Basel problem and Euler's solution...

16 AprSpace Camp 2016: Bangalore

This summer, students in Bangalore will once again have the exclusive opportunity of experiencing the Space Camp, a summer camp centered on the mysteries of astrophysics. The one week camp will be held at the Indian Institute of Science campus, Bangalore from 18th to 23rd...

15 AprThe Pythagoras' Theorem

Introduction In mathematics, the Pythagoras' theorem is a famous result in triangle geometry. Although there are many variants of this result in various branches of  mathematics, we shall restrict ourselves to the following simple version that was originally given by Pythagoras. Theorem. The square of the hypotenuse...

11 AprAn Interview with the Vice-Chancellor of Tezpur University, Prof. Mihir Kanti Chaudhuri

Professor Mihir Kanti Chaudhuri is a renowned name in the nation’s academia, for his significant and practical contributions towards inorganic chemistry. He got his PhD from IITKgp in 1973 and went to Germany for further research. After coming back from Germany, he started working in...

09 AprHypatia of Alexandria and her Death

Hypatia of Alexandria, who is considered to be the first woman mathematician, was also the first woman to make substantial contribution to the development of mathematics. She was the daughter of the mathematician Theon, the last Professor at the University of Alexandria. There is no evidence that...