**On the occasion of the 125 ^{th}
Birth anniversary year of Srinivasa Ramanujan**

**Mathematics as a career -
Catching young Ramanujans**

**Workshop** **Dates :
7,8 January 2012**

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**Venue: Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore**

Many talented students in our country
are not aware that they can make a successful career out of mathematics.

The aim of this two-day workshop is to
invite some teachers from the southern region and arrange mathematics talks and
hold discussions to find ways to attract talented students to mathematics. We
seek the co-operation of pre-university teachers and other teachers involved in
training talented high school mathematics students.

**This workshop is funded by the Indian
Academy of Sciences and the Indian Statistical Institute.**

__The talks would cover the following
aspects:__

1. Challenging and interesting problems in elementary
mathematics.

2. Modern number theory - a historical perspective.

3. Evolution of algebra.

4. A journey through topology and geometry.

5. Probability and Statistics - theory and practice.

6. Combinatorics and its connections to other disciplines.

__There will be discussion sessions on both days.__

**Suitable mathematics books
would be given to the participants to encourage and enable them to teach higher
mathematics to talented students.**

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**Participants will be provided
boarding and those from outside will be provided lodging and train travel
support by A/C 2-tier.
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B.V.Rao, R.L.Karandikar, C.S. Aravinda and Shailesh Shirali.

Apply to : surybang@gmail.com

**Organizing committee :
B.V.R.Bhat, J.Biswas, N.S.N.Sastry. B.Sury**

**Click here to view the Application Proforma. Filled up applications can be
sent electronically to: surybang@gmail.com**

**For any queries contact:
Stat. Math. Office at 080-284843002 (Ext. 440)**

__Address__**:**

**Statistics and Mathematics Unit**

**Indian Statistical Institute**

**8 ^{th} Mile, Mysore Road**

**R.V. College Post**

**Bangalore - 560 059**

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