University of Adelaide
Paawan Jethva is a second-year Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences (Advanced) student at the University of Adelaide. In 2022, he completed a summer research project on numerical methods for improved tsunami modelling. It involved numerically solving non-linear partial differential equations and investigating how to extend them to include dispersive effects. The same year, he participated in the Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM) in a team with two other students. Their chosen problem was designing an optimal trading strategy for Bitcoin and gold, which involved developing a price forecasting model and a portfolio rebalancing model to optimise future returns given past pricing data. Their team was designated a meritorious winner. His current interests include category theory, a field used in almost all areas of mathematics.