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Mathematics postgraduates at Heidelberg Laureates Forum
Author: Media and communication, Faculty of Science
Published: 11/10/2018

Three postgraduate students in Mathematics had the privilege of attending the Heidelberg Laureates Forum which took place from 23 to 28 September 2018 in the historic town of Heidelberg in Germany.

This is an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for students to learn from and interact with the recipients of the most prestigious awards in the fields of Mathematics and Computer Science, namely the Abel Prize, the Fields Medal and the Nevanlinna Prize in Mathematics, and the A.M Turing award and the ACM Prize in Computing. These awards are on the same level as the Nobel Prize.

Sogo Pierre Sanon, Hosana Ranaivomanana and Dylan Nelson had to compete against postgraduates students across the world in order to be able to attend.

Sogo, who recently completed his MSc in Mathematics at SU, is now pursuing his PhD at the University of Kaiserslautern in Germany. While at SU, his supervisors were Dr Karin Therese-Howell and Dr Bruce Bartlett.

Dylan is busy with his Phd in Mathematics under the supervision of Dr Dirk Basson, while Hosana is an MSc student in Mathematics with Dr Bartlett as supervisor.