Intended to stimulate collaborative work within the Department and lecturers in other higher institutions within and outside the country, the Mathematical, Computer and Physical Sciences Department, Federal University Otuoke has commenced a lecture series titled: “MCP – Seminar Series”
It is a platform for lecturers especially the young ones to present their research findings. This exercise is the first of its kind to be organized within the Faculty of Science and is being spearheaded by the Head of Department, Professor Leonard Shilgba.
Prof Shilgba opened the series which started on May 20, with the second held on 3rd June 2015 with his presentation “Hamiltonian Systems and Critical Points Theory”.
In his presentation, the HOD said Hamiltonian Systems form a special class of dynamic systems, positing that the lecture intends to explore modern trends in investigating the existence and multiplicity of solutions of different classes of Hamiltonian Systems using Variational Methods, and Critical Points theory in the process of investigation.
Accordingly, the lecture intends to expose participants to very important Minimax methods such as Linking Theorem and Ricceri’s Critical Points Theorem which are sophisticated mathematical tools in Critical Points Theory.
Prof. Shilgba at the lecture also presented a variant existence result for periodic solutions to the class of Hamiltonian system with a potential which is both super quadratic and sign – infinite.
The MCP Seminar Series will be taken once weekly with individual or group presentations by scholars in the Department. Speakers from other Universities will be invited to participate in the lectures.
In an interview with FUO Media, HOD Mathematics, Computer and Physical Sciences Department, Prof. Leonard Shilgba expressed optimism that programmes in the Department will be streamlined to promote excellence in Mathematics and Physical Sciences.