Teacher’s Enrichment Workshop a week-long workshop for mathematics teachers of engineering colleges of the National Centre for Mathematics (NCM) funded from J C Bose fellowship of Prof. T R Ramadas (CMI) co-founded and hosted by The Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMSc) under its “Enriching Collegiate Education” series of workshops is being organized from Nov 25-30, 2019
The broad goal of IMSc’s Enriching Collegiate Education series of workshops is to bring research mathematicians and college teachers together in an effort to enrich mathematics education in colleges. It is noteworthy in this context that IMSc is primarily a research institute. This workshop is part of the Teacher’s Enrichment Workshop series of the NCM.
This week-long workshop is aimed at mathematics teachers in engineering colleges, to enable them to revisit and update domain knowledge. The lectures will cover a few specific topics (see below). The workshop also includes discussion sessions where teachers can get doubts cleared and work out exercises (both routine and advanced).
Algebra, K. N. Raghavan
- Basic examples of groups and homomorphisms, equivalences and partitions, group actions and some applications, the orbit – stabilizer formula, class equation, Sylow’s theorem, finitely generated abelian groups.
Linear Algebra, Pralay Chatterjee
- Review of eigenvalues and eigenvectors, inner product spaces and linear transformations, matrix eigenvalue problem, some applications of eigenvalue problems, symmetric and orthogonal matrices, singular value decomposition, quadratic forms.
Cryptography, K. Srinivas
- Elliptic Curves, addition formula, elliptic curves over finite fields, the elliptic curve discrete logarithm problem, double and add algorithm, Elliptic Diffie-Hellman key exchange protocol, Elliptic Elgamal cryptosystem.
How to Apply?
The application form is available here interested participants may apply by Nov 11, 2019. Selected participants will be notified by email by 18th November 2019.
Lunch (and tea, coffee, snacks) will be provided on all days of the workshop to all selected participants free of cost. Certificates of participation will be issued.
This workshop is intended primarily for teachers from local colleges. Travel and accommodation arrangements are left entirely to the participants. IMSc is unable to provide any assistance towards travel or accommodation. Teachers not in engineering colleges (e.g., arts & science colleges) may apply but preference in selection will be given to teachers from engineering colleges.