Posted on January 11, 2017

Mathematicians from around the world gathered at Texas A&M University at Qatar 8-10 Jan. for the international workshop, “Analysis and Geometry in Several Complex Variables II.”

The meeting — held in the Hamad bin Khalifa University student center — focused on recent results and developments in the analysis and geometry of several complex variables, CR manifolds and closely related areas, such as the theory of over-determined systems of partial differential equations. The event was the second in a workshop series that started in January 2015, said organizer Dr. Nordine Mir, professor of mathematics in the Science Program at Texas A&M at Qatar. “These events are a great opportunity to lay the groundwork for international collaborations,” Mir said. “The workshop series also helps in building exposure for the Qatar research enterprise and therefore contributes to Qatar National Research Strategy.”

The workshop brought together leading experts, recent Ph.D.s and graduate students from Brazil, Europe, Japan, the Gulf Region and the United States to promote the exchange of ideas and interactions among these researchers. The conference was organized by Mir; Dr. S. Berhanu at Temple University (USA); and Dr. Emil. Straube at Texas A&M University (USA). The event was sponsored by Texas A&M at Qatar, The College of Science and the Department of Mathematics at Texas A&M University, and QAPCO.

Straube, head of the Department of Mathematics at Texas A&M’s main campus and workshop co-organizer, said, “A conference of this caliber adds substantial further visibility to the Science Program at Texas A&M at Qatar and to Qatar as the Middle East research hub. The workshop was designed to spark mutually beneficial collaborations between mathematicians in the region and colleagues in Europe, Brazil, Japan and the U.S.”