Academics from UKZN’s School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science attended the American Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) International Conference on Dynamical Systems, in Orlando in the United States.
The academics contributed presentations on the applications of differential equations in various areas of science.
NRF SARChI Chair in Gravitating Systems and Director of the Astrophysics and Cosmology Research Unit (ACRU), Professor Sunil Maharaj, spoke on: “Relativistic Stars and Symmetries”, while the Academic Leader for Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, Dr Sudan Hansraj, gave a talk titled: “Differential Equations in the Lovelock Modified Gravity Theory”.
UKZN’s differential equations expert and outgoing Dean and Head of School, Professor Kesh Govinder, delivered a presentation on: “Interconnectedness of Group Theory and Dynamical Systems Analysis”.
The AIMS Conference consisted of 122 different themes in more than 20 parallel sessions, involving several thousand delegates. Academics were exposed to a wide range of topical problem areas and a number of collaborations were initiated with colleagues attending from all over the world.