For archive (Updated on February 27, 2019)
Professors and Senior Sayas in Mathematics
U Aung Hla
U Aung Hla served as Professor of Mathematics, RU in the early days. His spouse (Daw May Than) was a well known singer. His son (U Mya Than) is an accomplished musician (guitarist). Saya wrote notes for Burmese songs.
U Kar served as Minister of Education in the Care Taker Government, and as Rector, Rangoon University.
His sons include Dr. Thein Maung (EENT) and Dr. Tin Maung, who served as Lecturer in Mathematics, Director of UCC, and Rector of ICST.
U Ba Toke
U Ba Toke served as Professor (of RU and RIT), and Rector, MASU. Saya taught mathematics to our sayas (then engineering students). As a saya of our sayas, Sayagyi was invited to the SPZP’s starting with SPZP-2000 held in California, US. His life and journey can be read in the book authored by Saya Dr. Khin Maung Swe (Maung Thin Char).
U Net served as Professor of Mandalay University.
His daughter Daw Khin Mar Mar was admitted to RIT, but she left after a few days to join MASU and study Physics. She did her Masters in Computer Science.
His grandson (U Wunna Ko Ko) designed and implemented the second RIT web site. He is an expert on NLP (Natural Language Processing).
Dr. Chit Swe
Dr. Chit Swe served as Professor of Mathematics, Founder-Director of UCC, and Rector of RASU.
Saya founded UCC with the help of Saya U Soe Paing, Saya U Myo Min, and Saya U Ko Ko Lay (GBNF, brother of U Than Htut (M67, RUBC Gold)).
Saya U Soe Paing wrote “Computer Ah Sa UCC Ga” and several articles.
I posted 40+ blogs on “Memories of UCC”.
Other Mathematics Sayas and Educators
As an assistant to Dr. Chit Swe in his projects (e.g. “High School Mathematics”, “Children’s Treasury of Knowledge”, “TOSS (Team of System Specialists”), I worked with several Mathematics sayas and educators (Maths curriculum, …)
They include U Tin Hlaing, U Sein Min, Dr. Khin Maung Win, Dr. Khin Maung Swe, Dr. Pyke Tin, Dr. Kyaw Thein, Dr. Saw Tin (GBNF), Dr. Kyaw Nyunt, U Soe Min, U Soe Nyunt, U Soe Naing and U Sein Win.
There are several classifications of Mathematics:
- Pure Mathematics
- Applied Mathematics
- Continuous Mathematics
- Discrete Mathematics
- Concrete (Continuous & Discrete) Mathematics
- Basic Mathematics (Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, …)
- Computational Mathematics
- Engineering Mathematics…
Mathematics is central to several other disciplines (Engineering, Physics, Economics, Computer Science, …)
The Lucasian Professorship and Chair of Mathematics at Cambridge University has been held by Sir Isaac Newton, Stephen Hawkings …
John Nash (“A Beautiful Mind”) won the Nobel Prize for Economics.