Department of Mathematical Sciences

SAMBa Director organises ground-breaking research school in Mongolia

Thu Aug 13 16:41:00 BST 2015

SAMBa co-Director Andreas Kyprianou helped organise a recent summer school in Mongolia. The National University of Mongolia in Ulan Bator hosted the two week event on stochastic processes and applications.

This was the first large international mathematical meeting held in Mongolia since the fall of communism in 1990. It marks the beginning of a new era of Mongolian mathematics in light of recent social and economic development.

Over 100 students, academics and industrialists from around the world attended a series of lectures, courses and seminars delivered by world-leading researchers.

The British, French and German Ambassadors to Mongolia attended the opening ceremony. The president of the University joined them and they enjoyed a display of traditional throat singing.

Other cultural events included a weekend in the steppe, where participants built and slept in a 'ger', a round nomadic tent.

Andreas said: “After two years of planning and fundraising, the school has far exceeded all expectations.

"The vibrant atmosphere was phenomenal and I am convinced that the impact will be felt for many years to come.

"Having been a frequent visitor to Mongolia for nearly 20 years, this event has meant a great deal to me personally, and it has been a true privilege to get to know my mathematical colleagues there.”

Attendees at the recent research school in Mongolia

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