Newly established MAPS society for Mathematics/Physics & Astronomy members of faculty and students
The newly established MAPS Society is aimed at bringing students (UG/MSc/PhD) and staff from the two departments of Mathematics and Physics and Astronomy closer together. It is a purely academic society in that its activities are entirely of an academic nature with special interest and emphasis on the promotion of Pure Mathematics and Theoretical Physics and to enhance the student experience.
Colloquia: a series of bi-weekly talks given on different areas of Mathematics and Physics for an audience consisting of students (UG/PG) to introduce them to various areas without intending to go into very advanced or very up-to-date research level material. The topics are chosen to complement the existing courses and to give students a broader vision and knowledge in Mathematics and Physics. Topics which are not part of the UG curriculum are of particular interest and emphasis.
Mathematics problems of the week: A collection of 4-5 mathematics problems are displayed on a large poster in the foyer area as well as posted on the Blog/Website for interested students to attempt. There is a committee of staff and students who collect/compile/design these problems on a weekly basis.
Book of the week: Each week there will be a specific Maths and a specific Physics book on display in the foyer under the 'book of the week'. These are books which have been selected by a committee consisting of staff and students.
Poster competition: During the year there will be various Mathematics and Physics posters by students (UG/PG) on contemporary subjects. All students are invited to take part in the event. At the end of the year the best maths/physics posters will be awarded a prize.
Blog: A blog has been created to enable the interested staff and students to exchange ideas, discuss and debate on topics including the problem of the week, matters related to the colloquia and the posters etc.