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The John Knopfmacher Centre for Applicable Analysis and Number Theory

The aim of the Centre, which was established as a research unit at the University of the Witwatersrand in 1992 by Professor John Knopfmacher, is to stimulate and pursue research within various topics belonging to pure mathematics. The mathematical subject areas described in the Centre name are an historical legacy reflecting the interests of the orginal membership. The research interests of the current members include topological algebra, enumerative combinatorics, mathematical logic, functional analysis, differential equations, probability theory, number theory and stochastic processes.

John Knopfmacher, founder and Director of the Centre until his retirement in 1997, died unexpectedly of a heart attack on 29th May 1999. The Centre is an officially recognised research structure of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa and was renamed in John Knopfmacher's honour after his untimely death. The Centre is closely allied to the School of Mathematics at Wits University.

The Centre currently consists of a Director, Professor Arnold Knopfmacher, an advisory board and around 5 associate members and 2 honorary members. Postgraduate students of members are also affiliated with the Centre. A small number of visiting research positions are available each year.

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Professor Arnold Knopfmacher
The John Knopfmacher Centre for Applicable Analysis and Number Theory
University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg,
Private Bag 3,WITS 2050, South Africa