In memory of Vladimir Gerdt

Monday, May 24, 2021      MLIT Conference Hall    

On 24 May, in our Meshcheryakov Laboratory of Information Technologies JINR, the 22nd Workshop on Computer Algebra started.
The current event is dedicated to the memory of Professor Vladimir Petrovich Gerdt, a famous specialist in the fields of computer algebra and quantum computing, Doctor of Physics and Mathematics, Head of the Sector of Algebraic and Quantum Computing of the MLIT JINR Scientific Department of Computing Physics, who died on 5 January 2021.
The audience honoured the memory of the scientist with a minute of silence.
Opening the Workshop, MLIT Director Vladimir Korenkov noted that thanks to the creative initiative and international contacts of Vladimir Gerdt this Workshop had gradually developed into a large international conference, and this initiative would be definitely continued by his followers.
The Workshop gathered more than 200 in-person and online participants and was continued with memories of colleagues and friends of Vladimir Gerdt. Moreover, on the first day of the event, participants paid tribute to Vladimir Petrovich by laying flowers on his grave.

The two-day programme of the Workshop aims to cover the topical issues and to discuss the latest trends and results in the development of symbolic and algebraic computations with special attention to their different applications in mathematics, physics and engineering.