Geometry, Groups And Mathematical Philosophy

An International Conference In Honor Of Professor Ravi S. Kulkarni’s 80th Birthday

MAY 21–25, 2022


The conference will take place in honor of Professor Ravi S. Kulkarni turning 80 this year. The main aim of the conference is to celebrate the influence of Ravi Kulkarni in Mathematics. Kulkarni’s pioneer work from 1968 until 1998 falls in the broad area of differential geometry. From 2000 onwards, Kulkarni has influenced a few curious directions in group theory whose ideas came from geometry. Kulkarni has also been interested in general mathematics, mathematical philosophy, and Indian knowledge system.

   In the conference, we shall give flavors from all these areas that intrigued Ravi over the years. Accordingly the conference has been divided into three parts: Differential geometry (May 21 & 24), Symmetries from a geometric viewpoint (May 23),  and  May 25 will be devoted to several lectures on general mathematics, mathematical philosophy and Indian mathematics. Felicitation programme will be held on Ravi Kulkarni's Birthday (May 22) from 4.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. (IST)

  The speakers would include many of his friends, colleagues and former students who had interacted with him on these topics over the years.  The time table, especially on May 21 & 24, has been prepared keeping in mind the time difference of the overseas speakers.  

 The conference will be taking place in hybrid mode, that means both online and in-person talks will be offered.


 

Confirmed speakers

Kulkarni@80:  Differential geometry.

● Ara Basmajian (CUNY)
● Sagun Chanillo (Rutgers University, New Brunswick)
● S. G. Dani (CBS Mumbai)
● Allan Edmonds (Indiana)
● William Goldman (Maryland)
● Yunping Jiang (CUNY)
● Alexander Mednykh (Novosibirsk)
● Ulrich Pinkall (TU Berlin)
● Nitin Nitsure (TIFR)
● Jose Seade (UNAM Mexico)
● Dragomir Saric (CUNY)
● S. -T. Yau (Harvard, Fields Medalist 1982)
● Mukut Mani Tripathi

Kulkarni@80: Symmetries.

● Gurmeet K. Bakshi (Punjab University, Chandigarh)
● Anupam K. Singh (IISER Pune)
● Siddhartha Sarkar (IISER Bhopal)
● Soham Pradhan (Haifa University, Israel)
● Jagmohan Tanti (BBAU Lucknow)
● Anthony Weaver (CUNY)
● Devendra Tiwari (BP, Pune)
● Vikas Jadhav (Wadia College, Pune)

Kulkarni@80: General Mathematics

● Satya Deo (HRI)
● Jugal Verma (IIT Bombay)
● Rohit Parikh (CUNY)
● M. A. Sofi (Kashmir University)
● Sanjay Pant (Delhi U.)
● Bankteshwar Tiwari (BHU)
● Sudesh K. Khanduja (IISER Mohali)

 

Time Table

Kulkarni@80: Differential Geometry

 (May 21 & May 24, 2022)

Date

Speakers and Time (24 hrs format)

May 21,
2022

Nitsure

IST:
14:00–14:45

NYT:
4:30–5:15

Dani

IST:
15:00–15:45

NYT:
5:30–6:15

 

Tea Break

IST:
16:00–16:30

Jiang

IST:
16:30–17:15

 NYT:
7:00–7:45

Basmajian

IST:
17:30–18:15

NYT:
8:00–8:45

 

Tea Break

IST:
18:30–19:00

Saric

IST:
19:00–19:45

NYT:
9:30–10:15

Chanillo

IST:
20:00-20:45

 NYT:
10:30–11:15

May 24,
2022

Yau

IST:
9:30–10:15

NYT:
00:00–00:45

Tea Break

IST: 10:30–11:00

Mednykh

IST: 11:00–11:45

NYT:
01:30–02:15

Pinkall

IST: 12:00–12:45

 NYT: 2:30-3:15

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Goldman

IST:
17:30–18:15

NYT:
8:00–8:45

Seade

IST:
18:30–19:15

NYT:
9:00–9:45

Edmonds

IST:
19:30–20:15

NYT:
10:00–10:45

 

Time Table

Kulkarni@80: Symmetries from a geometric viewpoint

(May 23, 2022)

Date

Speakers and Time

May 23,
2022

G. K. Bakshi

 IST:
9:30–10:15

A. Singh

IST:
10:25–11:10

 

Tea Break

11:10–11:30

Sarkar

IST:
11:30–12:15

Verma

IST:
12:25–13:10

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Soham

IST:
14:30- 15:15

J. Tanti

IST:
15:30–16:15

NYT:
6:00–6:45

 

Tea
Break

Weaver

IST:
17:00–17:45

 NYT:
7:30–8:15

Vikas. Jadhav

IST:
18:00-18:45

 NYT:
8:30-9:15

 

 Time Table

Kulkarni@80: General Mathematics

(May 25, 2022)

Date

Speakers and Time

May 25, 2022

Satya Deo

IST:
9:30–10:15

M. A. Sofi

IST:
10:25–11:10

 

Tea Break

11:10–11:30

S. K. Khanduja

IST:
11:30–12:15

B Tiwari

IST:
12:25-13:10

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Sanjay Pant

IST:
14:30–15:15

D. Tiwari

IST
15:30–16:15

NYT:
6:00-6:45

 

Tea
Break

M. M Tripathi

IST:
17:00–17:45

Rohit Parikh

IST:
18:00–18:45

NYT:
8:30–9:15

 

Zoom Meeting details
Meeting ID:  865 2547 0673 Passcode: 609430

 

Note: There will be a local Workshop on Applications of Mathematics for Students and Teachers between 9.30 am – 3.30 pm on 22nd May 2022 jointly with The Mathematics Consortium.

 

 

Organizing Committee.

 

  • S. A. Katre (Convener)

 

S. P. Pune University and Bhaskaracharya Pratishthana, Pune.

 

 

  • Krishnendu Gongopadhyay (Co-convener)

 

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Mohali,

 

Sector 81, S.A.S. Nagar, Punjab 140306.

 

 

  • V. M. Sholapurkar

 

Bhaskaracharya Pratishthana and S. P. College, Pune.

 

  • V. V. Acharya

 

Bhaskaracharya Pratishthana and Fergusson College, Pune

 

  • Vikas Jadhav

    Nowrosjee Wadia College, Pune.