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International Math Conference Begins Friday at NJIT

WHAT: An international conference—a talk fest among mathematicians—will be held this weekend.  “Frontiers in Applied and Computational Mathematics” will be the second annual event at NJIT to explore recent advances in the worlds of mathematical biology, mathematical fluid dynamics, nonlinear waves and electro-magnetic and applied statistics.  Funders include the National Science Foundation, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the Mathematical Biosciences Institute, the Society for Mathematical Biology and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. (Editor’s Note: For photos or more about the conference, call Sheryl Weinstein, 973-994-3257).

WHY: The weekend event is the invention of NJIT’s own indefatigable math department chairman, Daljit Ahluwhalia, who is legendary for his enthusiasm for the subject and his love of numbers.    Last year’s conference drew standing-room-only crowds for every seminar and more people are expected this year.  Come see and hear mathematicians from around the world laughing, gesturing wildly and pontificating passionately about solving the world’s problems through the international language of mathematics. 

WHO:  More than 150 of the nation’s most prominent mathematicians descend on NJIT this weekend to talk nonstop shop about numbers, derivatives, equations and more.   Keynote speaker at the Saturday night banquet will be Avner Friedman, PhD of Ohio State University, plus remarks by Robert A. Altenkirch, PhD, president of NJIT.  Friedman is an expert in promoting the applications of mathematics to real life problems such as finding better cancer treatments or improving industrial products. 

WHERE: New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Kupfrian Hall (located at the intersection of Summit Street and Central Avenue).   

WHEN:   Friday, May 13, 2005, 8 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Saturday, May 14, 2005, 8 a.m.- 9 p.m.;   Sunday, May 15, 8 a.m.-noon.   

NJIT, New Jersey's science and technology university, enrolls approximately 10,000 students pursuing bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in 120 programs. The university consists of six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, College of Architecture and Design, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, College of Computing Sciences and Albert Dorman Honors College. U.S. News & World Report's 2012 Annual Guide to America's Best Colleges ranked NJIT in the top tier of national research universities. NJIT is internationally recognized for being at the edge in knowledge in architecture, applied mathematics, wireless communications and networking, solar physics, advanced engineered particulate materials, nanotechnology, neural engineering and e-learning. Many courses and certificate programs, as well as graduate degrees, are available online through the Division of Continuing Professional Education.