Posted on November 16, 2015
The Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics recently made their presence felt at the 58th Annual Congress of the South African Mathematics Society (SAMS). Two staff members were elected as council members and two PhD students received awards for their presentations.
Prof Kerstin Jordaan was elected to serve as the new President and Dr Gusti van Zyl was elected as the General Secretary. Sesuai Madanha (supervised by Dr Hung Tong-Viet and Dr John van den Berg) and Tesfalem Abate Tegegn (supervised by Prof Mamadou Sango) were respectively awarded first and second prize for the best postgraduate student presentations at the congress.
A large number of researchers from the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics participated in this year’s conference which was hosted by the University of the Witwatersrand.
SAMS was established in Pretoria as a National Mathematical Association on 24 July 1957. The University of Pretoria has perpetually contributed to the outputs achieved by this Society.
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