International Pi Week 2022!


Continuing our annual tradition of commemorating the most well-known mathematical constant π, CMIT is back with loads of events this year to celebrate International Pi Day 2022. Instead of restricting ourselves to a single day, this year, we have events happening for an entire week, starting from March 14th (Monday).

CMIT π-uiz 3.0: One of CMIT's most awaited events, the fun, Math-themed quiz is back with its third edition. The quiz will be hosted online by Anitha Valliappan (Math iPhD B'21), Bharath Krishna S. (Math iPhD B'21) and Joel Sleeba (Math MSc B'21) on 14th March (Monday). The Prelims round will be held from 6:00 to 7:30 PM IST, and the Finals round will be held from 9:00 to 10:30 PM IST. As always, teams of pairs and lone wolves are welcome. Google Meet link for the same will be shared soon (only for IISER Thiruvananthapuram students).

Strokes: This is where your art and math skills come together. We'd like to introduce a math-themed art contest, 'Strokes' that we are organising in collaboration with Science and Technology Council, IISER Thiruvananthapuram. The theme for this year's art contest is 'Fractals'. Put your creative minds to work and find out how you can include fractals in your designs. Digital and traditional mediums and even coded graphics in any language are welcome. The entries will be judged on: Creativity, Mathematical Accuracy, Implementation, Overall Aesthetics, and Originality. The 1st and 2nd place winners will be awarded a prize money of ₹1500 and ₹1000 respectively. Kindly submit your entries to CMIT's official email id (mathsclub [at] iisertvm [dot] ac [dot] in) at the latest by 1st March (Monday).

Epiphany 2.0: After years of hiatus, Epiphany is finally back and has revamped itself into a Math Treasure Hunt. The hunt will begin on 19th March at 2:00 PM IST. Further details and registration info is available on the Epiphany page.

Let's make this year's π week memorable by showing maximum participation for all the events!

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Posters for CMIT S3 events. Design: Shyam M.

CMIT Pi Day Talk Series

We have four talks lined up from 15th to 18th March, 2022. Further details are below. Participants from outside IISER Thiruvananthapuram can register for the talks via this link.

  • Dr. Sudarshan Kumar K, faculty at School of Mathematics, IISER Thiruvananthapuram
  • Title: An introduction to conservation laws
    Venue: PSB Seminar Hall
    Date and Time: March 15, 2022 | 3:00 PM IST

    Abstract: In this talk, we give an introduction to conservation laws, which are essentially scalar or systems of first order partial differential equations. Several models arising in engineering applications and applied sciences can be described by equations of this form, for instance, traffic flow with abruptly changing road surface conditions, enhanced oil recovery process, weather prediction, climate modelling etc. We begin with an introduction to conservation law and mainly try to understand the governing equations and their mathematical aspects. Towards the end, we will discuss certain research problems and findings that arise in the real life scenario as an application of conservation laws.

  • Joyentanuj Das, PhD student at School of Mathematics, IISER Thiruvananthapuram
  • Title: Financialization of Savings
    Venue: Online (Google Meet)
    Registration: link
    Date and Time: March 16, 2022 | 3:00 PM IST

    Abstract: This talk is for you if you are under 30 and want to retire at 60 with a corpus of 7 crores by investing only 10k per month.

  • Anand Chavan, 5th Year BS-MS student at School of Mathematics, IISER Thiruvananthapuram
  • Title: Several Complex Variables vs Single Complex Variables: A jugalbandi
    Venue: Online (Google Meet)
    Registration: link
    Date and Time: March 17, 2022 | 3:00 PM IST

    Abstract: In this talk we will see some of the basic results from single complex variables and their extensions to several complex variables. We will see how several complex variables differ from single complex variables. This talk can be considered as a motivation for several complex variables. Most of the theorems in the talk will be stated without proof.

  • Dr. Prem Prakash Pandey, faculty at Department of Mathematical Sciences, IISER Berhampur
  • Title: Introducing some famous problems of number theory
    Venue: Online (Google Meet)
    Registration: link
    Date and Time: March 18, 2022 | 3:00 PM IST

    Abstract: Mathematics is a kingdom without a king. But it has a long reigning queen. We will give a very short introduction to some of the most famous problems in number theory to justify why number theory is considered the queen of Mathematics. Efforts will be made to give a glimpse to some recent works.