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Maths innovations neccesary for growth

Update: December, 21/2013 - 09:18

HCM CITY (VNS)  — The most recent advances in mathematics were highlighted at a two-day Viet Nam International Applied Mathematics Conference that ended yesterday in HCM City.

Prof. Tong Dinh Quy, deputy chairman and general secretary of the Viet Nam Society for Applied Mathematics, said the Government in recent years had poured more money into mathematics research and application.

Applied mathematics has been used in many fields, including the military, defence, security and major economic sectors such as electricity, petroleum, and agriculture, he added.

He said that applied mathematics' use was an important tool to increase economic competitiveness.

Dr Nguyen Huu Luc, former vice chairman of the Office of the President, suggested that scientists work together to solve problems related to industrial parks, weather forecasting, climate change and urban traffic.

He said the Government should develop more preferential policies to create conditions for the application of mathematics research.

The conference was organised by the Viet Nam Society for Applied Mathematics in co-operation with the International Institute for Research and Training and Development of Human Resource and Sai Gon University in HCM City.

The conference attracted more than 100 academics from Viet Nam, Japan, France, the US, Russia and other countries.

Mathematical models and methods are often used in other countries in strategies aimed at controlling crime, according to the International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

They are instrumental in describing the possible scenarios associated with government policies, and in simulating the effects of different choices.

Such models can give public authorities important tools in developing social measures and the deployment of police forces.

Other international conferences on mathematical research, education and applications will be organised at the University of Law and Economics from December 21-23. — VNS


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