Saturday, August 19, 2017

UrFU's math, physics department celebrates 50 years

Ural Federal University's Department of Computation Methods and Mathematical Physics at the Institute of Radio Engineering and Information Technology recently celebrated its 50th anniversary.

The department was founded in 1963, when it spun off from the Department of Mathematics at the Ural Polytechnic Institute. Today, the department employs 51 teachers, including seven doctors of physical and mathematical sciences, and 26 candidates of sciences.

The department is known for actively participating in the organization of television lectures on higher mathematics for the Urals and Siberia. It is also known for helping to construct BAM, for its algebraic research and for its continuous modernization of the educational process. Department teachers publish approximately 40 scientific papers annually and also take place in conferences.

The current head of the department is Peter Martyshko, a member of the electromagnetic earth science research council for earth physics and seismology on the National Geographic Committee. He is also the vice chairman of the Board of Geological and Geophysical Technologies at the Ministry of Natural Resources.