At a TSU conference mathematicians solve environmental safety problems
The All-Russian Conference on Mathematics and Mechanics dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the 140th anniversary of the Tomsk State University has opened at TSU. It will include lectures on mathematics, mechanics and modern supercomputer technologies. More than 120 scientists from Tomsk, Novosibirsk, Kemerovo, Krasnoyarsk, Moscow, Kirov, Samara, and Ufa will participate. Also, mathematicians from India, Belarus, and Kyrgyzstan, with whom TSU scientists are developing joint projects, will speak at the conference.
In addition to the actual mathematical topics, the conference will also include reports on the mathematical modeling of various natural processes. Most of these works are devoted to issues of environmental safety and reducing damage from natural disasters.
So, scientists from the Novosibirsk Institute of Computational Technologies of the SB RAS will talk about methods of mathematical modeling that can be used to reduce damage from marine catastrophic waves. In turn, Tomsk colleagues will present a meteorological model that can be used for short-term forecasting of precipitation in the conditions of Western Siberia.
Also at the conference they will talk about modeling the spread of vehicle exhaust gases, localization and extinguishing of wildfires, and studies of the mechanism for suppressing tsunami waves underwater obstacles.

- The conference will run until October 4 and will be organized in 6 sections: Computational Mathematics and Computer Simulation; Modern Problems of Mechanics;, Algebra and Mathematical Logic; Real, Complex, and Functional Analysis and Topology; Geometry and Its applications; Methods of teaching mathematics, mechanics, and computer science, - said Denis Kasymov, secretary of the program committee of the conference.

The regional scientific and educational TSU Mathematics Center, which has been raising the overall level of mathematical education in the regions, has also been actively involved in organizing the conference. At the invitation of the Center, mathematicians from the Indian Institute of Technology Ropar participate in the conference. They will make presentations on the theory of knots and topology of small dimensions.