ppt - Manjil P. Saikia by wuyunyi


									Manjil P. Saikia,
Department of Mathematical Sciences,
Tezpur University,
   Web 2.0 is more of an user advantage than
    any technical marvel.
   It’s a better web.
   Its about interacting and collaborating via the
   Facebook, Flickr, Youtube, Gmail are all
    examples of Web 2.0 sites.
   Like every field of human endeavor, math has
    also had its share of Web 2.0 glamour.
   With the myriad of math blogs across the
    web, the FB profile pages of mathematicians,
    interactive blogs of mathematicians and what
   Typical examples are mathlinks.ro,
    mathoverflow.net, tricki.org etc.
   I have been using various social networking
    websites and interactive websites since I was
    in High School (2005+).
   Have met many like minded people
    interested in math through Facebook,
    Twitter, Orkut and Mathlinks.
   It’s a useful means of learning while relaxing
    at the same time.
   Till now I have collaborated with 3 persons
    (all from different countries) and each one in
    a different career track, and all collaborative
    works were through the web, interestingly all
    were on different topics!
   A brief description of that follows.
 Jure is a final year undergrad student of
  mathematics at the University of Ljubljana,
  Slovenia. He was an IMO Bronze Medalist and
  was the Deputy Leader of the Slovenian IMO
  team in 2010.
 We first had our interaction in late 2008 when
  Jure replied to a question I had posted in the
  popular math forum, Mathlinks.
 We began working together in 2009 and by the
  end of that year we had done some substantial
  work to write out a paper.
   After all the corrections and revisions, we first
    presented our work at the “International
    Congress of Mathematicians Satellite
    International Conference” held in 2010.
   The title of the paper was “A Few Results in the
    Theory of Numbers”.
   Following good reviews by some very
    distinguished mathematicians there (including
    Dr. Neeraj Kayal), we decided to send our work
    as a series of papers to different journals.
 That resulted in the following three papers by
 “On a Simple Number Theoretic Result”,
  Journal of the Assam Academy of Mathematics,
  Vol3 (2010) pp 91-96.
 “On a Periodic Sequence”, accepted in South
  East Asian Journal of Mathematics and
  Mathematical Sciences.
 “Binomial Symbols and Prime Moduli”,
  accepted in the Journal of the Indian
  Mathematical Society.
   Mohayeminul (Mohaimin) is a student in the
    Institute of Information Technology, Dhaka
    University, Bangladesh where he is doing his
    Bachelors degree in Engineering.
   Tim is a retired industrial consultant now
    residing in Auckland, New Zealand. He holds
    two bachelors degrees, one masters degree
    and a Ph.D in mathematics.
   The genesis of my work with Mohaimin and Tim is
   Mohaimin out of fun posted a status on FB saying
    something about a FB polygon.
   I followed it up with a few variations of my own, and
    posted a few problems related to it in a group of which I
    am a member called “Ramanujan Gonit Songho”.
   The responses to that problem suggested that it was more
    complex than we had anticipated, and so we began
    thinking about it deeply.
   However, our limited mathematical as well as
    programming skills meant that we had to seek help. We
    approached Tim after we saw one of his comments.
   This act followed up with some intense
    discussions on FB and Gmail, and this
    resulted in another paper by me:
   “The Facebook Polygon Problem” accepted
    in Applied Mathematical Sciences.
   This work is however related to Algorithmic
    Graph Theory and Probability Theory unlike the
    other purely Number Theoretic work.
   Recently I started with Pankaj Jyoti
    Mahanta, an online magazine on
    Mathematics in particular and Science and
    Tech in general called, Gonit Sora
   We plan to update the site from time to time
    with articles (both English and Assamese).
    The site used Wordpress!
   The site is still in Beta stage.
   Another project in the pipeline is FOSS North
    East with Pranab.
   We plan to launch it very soon.
   This will be the first and only FOSS related
    website totally dedicated to North East India.
   There will be tutorials on FOSS, podcasta, a
    LUG, help forums, and many more.
   FB is good for work!
   Math can be done on the web!
   Web 2.0 is a cool way to collaborate!
   FB and math are interconnected!

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