Conference on Topology, Algebra, Analysis and Geometry honours NWU academic
The Mafikeng Campus of the North-West University (NWU) is hosting a conference on Topology, Algebra, Analysis and Geometry (TAAG) in honour of Prof Jamshid Moori, who was the founder member of the Mathematics Department on the campus.
TAAG is an international conference which is in its sixth leg in a series of annual conferences that involves the University of Namibia, University of Botswana, University of South Africa and the NWU Mafikeng Campus is presenting it from 8-11 September at the Mmabatho Palms Hotel.
Professor Moori (70), a National Research Foundation (NRF) B-rated mathematician, established the Mathematics Department at the former University of Bophuthatswana (now the NWU's Mafikeng Campus) in 1983 and headed the department for 11 years. After a stint of 21 years at the University of Natal he was lured back to the NWU in 2010 as a research professor. During his career he produced more than 150 publications on the topic of mathematics.
Several distinguished professors from different universities in South Africa and neighbouring countries also addressed the conference, namely Prof James Raftery from the University of Pretoria, Prof Thomas Bier from the University of Botswana, Prof Patrice Ntumba from the University of Pretoria, Dr Martin Mugochi from the University of Namibia and Prof Bernado Rodrigues from the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
“It is a very important conference, as it is an international conference, it is also a pure mathematics conference with renowned international Mathematicians," prof Moori says about the conference.
The proceeding of TAAG 2015 will be published in a special edition of the Bulletin of the Iranian Mathematical Society (BIMS) with Prof Betha Wilkens, Dr Thekiso Seretlo and Prof Themba Dube who will be acting as guest editors for the edition.