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King Saud UniversityMathematics experts from Saudi Arabia, the United States, the Netherlands and Belgium recently convened at King Saud University for a two-day workshop titled “Special Functions and Applications.”

The workshop, organized by KSU’s Department of Mathematics and under the auspices of Rector Badran Al-Omar, was held in collaboration with the National Plan for Science and Technology (NPST), the Distinguished Scientist Fellowship Program (DSFP) and the Saudi Association for Mathematical Sciences.

King Saud UniversityThe workshop, held in Diriyya Hall, was opened Wednesday 20 February  by professor Hashem Yamani, president of King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KA-CARE), and Abdullah S. Al-Salman, KSU vice rector for educational and academic affairs.

Dr. Ibraheem Alolyan, chairman of the KSU Department of Mathematics, welcomed audience members and workshop participants and praised KSU and its College of Sciences for their work in helping to fulfill Saudi Arabia’s educational needs.

He explained that mathematical functions are the science of analyzing math, physics, statistics and renewable energy, and noted that the participating researchers specialized in functions and their applications and to date had had 25 articles published about their research.

A paper by Dr. Yamani was the first to be discussed, and other speakers included Mourad E.H. Ismail, a mathematics professor from the University of Central Florida in the US, Erik Koelink, a mathematics professor from Radboud University in Nijmegen in the Netherlands, and Dr. Walter Assche, head of the Department of Mathematics at the University of Leuven in Belgium.

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 KA-CARE was established by Royal Order A/35 of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on April 17, 2010, with the fundamental aim of building a sustainable future for Saudi Arabia by developing a substantial alternative energy capacity fully supported by world-class local industries.

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