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Inauguration: R. Balasubramanian (second from right) Director, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai, inaugurating the International Conference on Discrete Mathematics 2008 in Mysore on Friday. Acting Vice-Chancellor of University of Mysore T.S. Shivashankarmurty (third from left) is also seen.
Inauguration: R. Balasubramanian (second from right) Director, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai, inaugurating the International Conference on Discrete Mathematics 2008 in Mysore on Friday. Acting Vice-Chancellor of University of Mysore T.S. Shivashankarmurty (third from left) is also seen.

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It will bring together mathematicians from all over the world

MYSORE: A five-day International Conference on Discrete Mathematics (ICDM – 2008) began at Sri Nalwadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar Hall at Senate Bhavan in Manasagangothri on Friday.

More than 20 mathematicians from several countries are expected to interact with 250 Indian delegates during the conference, organised jointly by University of Mysore, Academy of Discrete Mathematics and Applications (ADMA) and Srinivasa Ramanujam Centre for Identification of Interaction in Interdisciplinary Discrete Mathematical Sciences (SRC-IIDMS). The conference is aimed at bringing together leading mathematicians from all over the world and to provide an opportunity to researchers to interact with great minds. The conference was inaugurated by Director of Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai, R. Balasubramanian. Acting Vice-Chancellor of University of Mysore T.C. Shivashankara Murthy was present on the occasion. The main deliberations of the conference consist of plenary lectures, invited talks and paper presentations. According to a press statement, discrete mathematics has now become one of the fastest growing branches of mathematics with its applications not only in other branches of mathematics, but also in other sciences. Discrete mathematics has also attracted the interest of scientists, economists and engineers in “combinatorial” structures. This branch of mathematics has its inherent logical structure that tackles problems arising in economics, statistics, electrical engineering and other applied sciences, the statement added.

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