UK Nonlinear News , November 1998.

Nonlinear Science in Australia

Harvinder Sidhu's regular column

Harvinder Sidhu research interests are in combustion, in particular analysing reactions in chemical reactors within a dynamical systems framework. He is currently a member of the School of Mathematics and Statistics , Australian Defence Force Academy. He writes a column covering nonlinear science in Australia.

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The Third Biennial Engineering Mathematics and
Applications Conference

Harvinder's picture The 3rd Engineering Mathematics and Applications Conference was held from 13th to 16th July 1998 at The University of Adelaide, South Australia. (The First and Second meetings were held in Melbourne and Sydney in 1994 and 1996 respectively.) The main theme of this conference was engineering mathematics which included research, education and industry linkage. There were approximately 150 delegates (including mathematicians, engineers, academics and research students) from both Australia and overseas. The invited speakers presented one of the best collection of plenary lectures that I have witnessed. These were:

It was agreed by all that the conference ran smoothly and the delegates had a good time. All the credit must go to the organising committee for the success of this meeting. There were many lively sessions of contributed papers, usually held in 3 concurrent sessions. Most areas of engineering, mathematics education and mathematical modelling were well represented. Personally, I found the sessions on applied continuum and fluid mechanics particularly interesting. I encourage anyone who wants to know more about this conference to read the conference proceedings[1] which provides a four-page summary of each paper that was presented at this meeting. I believe that this proceedings is an invaluable collection of edited papers on engineering mathematics.

This was the first time that I have attended this meeting, I am eagerly looking forward to the next conference which will be held in the year 2000 at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia.

  1. Proceedings of the 3rd Biennial Engineering Mathematics and Applications Conference (EMAC '98). The Institution of Engineers, Australia ISBN 185825 686 X.

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