Prof Abhyankar Birthday Symposium (2022)

Prof S S Abhyankar

A Symposium in Mathematics is being organised on the occasion of Birthday of Professor Shreeram S. Abhyankar (1930-2012)

on Friday, the 22nd July 2022 (03:00 PM IST),

at Bhaskaracharya Pratishthana, Pune.


Venue: Audio-visual Hall, Bhaskaracharya Pratishthana Pune.

Online Mode: Click here to join Zoom Meeting  Meeting ID: 814 1584 4251   Passcode: Abhyankar

Speakers and Topics

Time Speaker Title and abstract
3.10 pm
Prof. Sharad S. Sane
Chennai Mathematical Institute
Title:  Introducing the Binary Hamming Codes through a prisoner problem

Abstract: In this talk, I will introduce the Binary Hamming codes through a game theoretic question of the Prisoners and
Hats problem. The talk will conclude with an introduction to a general framework of error correcting codes with a focus
on algebraic coding theory.

4.20 pm Prof. Mainak Poddar
IISER, Pune
Title: Polytopes, lattice points, and geometry

Abstract: There is a way to associate geometric spaces to polytopes in both algebraic and symplectic geometry. This connection makes it easier to study geometric as well as combinatorial questions, and continues to yield more and more interesting results. I will try to give an introductory description of the principles involved and also some examples.

5.30 pm
Prof. Suraj C. Kothari
Iowa State University, USA
Title: Mathematics for Software-Enabled Technologies

Abstract: There is an urgent need to address the life-threatening problems that have come along with the software-enabled technologies.


This talk is about: 
  • A mathematical formulation to capture the fundamental challenge of software-enabled technologies
  • A review of existing approaches and where they fall short to address the challenge
  • A new approach by creating an algebra to represent execution behaviors of software

All are cordially invited to attend.