The Federal Government of Nigeria is planning on developing Mathematical Modeling approaches to curb environmental pollution with the country.
According to Daily Post News, the Chief Executive of National Mathematical Centre (NMC), Prof. Stephen Onah, disclosed that the FG seeks to unite abstract mathematics with applications as they relate to the environmental challenges threatening humanity today.
Prof. Onah, according to reports made this known yesterday at an International conference organized by the Centre for Heads of Department and Professors of Mathematics in Nigerian Universities which was themed; “Militating Against Environmental Pollution Through Mathematical Modeling for Sustainable Development”.
According to Prof. Onah, the most serious sources of pollution are combustion of hydrocarbon, which is the major entry point of pollution to the environment.
He said that the focus of most researches today was on prediction of the pollutant transportation and transformation in order to provide vital information for the management of air and water qualities.
“Mathematical modeling and stimulation of earth’s atmosphere and marine systems are aimed at obtaining balanced information on dynamics of the complex physical, chemical and biological process.
“The conference seeks to provide a foundation for national initiatives towards establishing a multi-disciplinary study group on mathematical modeling and stimulation of environmental pollution and climate change.
Also speaking at the conference, Associate Prof. and department Chair Mathematics of University Central Texas, Dr. Christopher Thron, stated that in order for the African academia to have an impact, they have to listen and also need to revolve.
He encouraged the mathematics community to not just focus on papers but to make impact on the wider community, saying some areas need to grow up on including raising their computation level and what they teach.