Distinguished Lecture Series with Prof Ratnasingham Shivaji

The Department of Mathematics is bringing to you the next thrilling edition of the Distinguished Lecture Series with Prof Ratnasingham Shivaji. Prof Shivaji will take the spotlight on December 10, 2021, at 7.30 pm IST and enlighten us about “A Comparison Result When the Forcing Terms are close in L^1 Norm.

About the speaker:

Prof. Ratnasingham Shivaji received his PhD in Mathematics from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1981 and his B.S (first-class honours) from the University of Sri Lanka in 1977. He joined the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) on July 1, 2011, as Head of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and served in this position until July 31, 2019. Beginning in January of 2012, he was named H. Barton Excellence Professor. Prior to joining UNCG, he served for twenty-six years at Mississippi State University (MSU), where he was honoured as a W.L. Giles Distinguished Professor. In 2019, he was also named a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society. He is the recipient of the 2020 Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Southeastern Section Award for Distinguished University Teaching of Mathematics.

Prof. Shivaji’s area of specialization is partial differential equations, particularly in nonlinear elliptic boundary value problems. His research work has applications in combustion theory, chemical reactor theory, and population dynamics, and has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the Simon’s Foundation. Currently, he is serving as the PI on an NSF Math Ecology grant. He has authored one hundred and sixty research papers. He is a member of the Editorial Board of several mathematics journals.


This session would provide a unique opportunity to interact with such a distinguished personality in the field of mathematics. Please make the most of this exciting opportunity on December 10, 2021, at 7.30 pm IST.

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