Symmetries, Differential Equations and Applications: Galois Bicentenary (SDEA2012)

SDEA Logo23-27 January 2012

This conference commemorates the bicentenary of the birth of Évariste Galois who introduced the notion of a group and made fundamental contributions to the solution of polynomial equations. The formal mathematical concept of symmetry thus came from Galois theory. The aim of SDEA2012 is to bring together researchers from all over the world to exchange ideas, share their research findings and to identify future research directions.  This meeting also intends to promote and explore possibilities of new collaborations among the international scientific community. SDEA2012 will include many plenary talks by leading researchers. The attendees at the SDEA2012 will also be graduate students, young researchers and scientists from all over the world. There will be parallel sessions for contributed talks as well.

Preliminary list of plenary speakers are:

  • Abdul Kara
  • Asghar Qadir
  • David Mason
  • Gazanfer Unal
  • Mariano Torrisi
  • Mehmet Pakdemirli
  • Peter Leach
  • Sunil Maharaj
  • Tasawar Hayat
  • Ugur Camci

Scientific Committee

  • Fazal Mahomed (Chairperson)
  • Abdul Kara
  • David Mason
  • Kesh Govinder
  • Masood Khalique

Organizing Committee

  • Charis Harley
  • Ebrahim Fredericks
  • Ebrahim Momoniat
  • Joel Moitsheki
  • Kevin Pereira
  • Shirley Abelman
  • Tjipo Mothobo

TOPICS of SDEA2012 include but are not limited to

  • Lie Theory of Differential Equations including Approximate and Complex Approaches
  • Noether Symmetries and Their Extensions
  • First Integrals and Conservation Laws
  • Linearization
  • Classification Schemes
  • Invariant Characterization
  • Stochastic Differential Equations
  • Geometrical Methods
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Difference Equations
  • Classical Mechanics, Continuum Mechanics, General Relativity
  • Equations of Finance
  • Supersymmetry, Supergravity, Strings and Branes
  • Cosmology and Quantum Gravity
  • Mathematical Modelling in the Applied Sciences and Engineering

Important Dates:

1 Nov 2011 : Registration opens
6 Jan 2012 : Registrations closes


Plenary Talks - 40 minutes

Sessional Talks- 20 minutes


Accommodation can be booked at hotels and bed and breakfast guesthouses - see list

Visa Requirements

For visa requirements:

Contact Details:

Centre for Differential Equations, Continuum Mechanics and Applications
School of Computational and Applied Mathematics
University of the Witwatersrand
South Africa
Email: Kevin Pereira