NWU academic to speak at inaugural BRICS Mathematics Conference

Belinda Bantham -- Wed, 03/08/2017 - 11:11

NWU academic to speak at inaugural BRICS Mathematics Conference

Prof Jamshid Moori, NRF B-rated researcher and research professor at the Mafikeng Campus of the North-West University (NWU), has been invited by the Chinese Mathematical Society to be a plenary speaker at the very first BRICS Mathematics Conference.

BRICS is an acronym for an association of five major emerging national economies: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. The conference which will take place from 21 to 25 August 2017 in Beijing, China, and aims to promote communication and cooperation in mathematics among the BRICS countries.

The BRICS countries will take turns hosting the conference, starting with the inaugural 2017 conference in China, and the second conference already earmarked to be hosted by Brazil.
“It is really an honour to be invited as a speaker at the inaugural BRICS conference. To be able to share a stage with my peers in the community of mathematics is an opportunity that must be used to further the interests of mathematics in all the nations involved. It is also an opportunity to add to the field results that will shape how mathematics and the world interact,” says Prof Moori.

Prof Moori recently returned from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where he formed part of a panel of speakers at the fourth annual biennial International Group Theory Conference (4BIGT).