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INI Correspondents' Bulletin - No.22 - September 2009

FOR INFORMATION:

  1. **NEW** Videoconferencing, and Webcasting of Institute Seminars
  2. Honorary Fellowship for Sir Evelyn de Rothschild
  3. Staff Changes

FOR DISTRIBUTION TO RELEVANT DEPARTMENTS OR GROUPS:

  1. Programme Announcements
  2. Workshop Announcements
  3. Reminders on: Correspondents' web page; short visits; seminars at your institution; Junior membership scheme.

Issue No. 22 - September 2009

  1. **NEW** Videoconferencing and Webcasting of Institute Seminars

    Thanks to generous support from the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851, video-conferencing facilities are now available; see Video Conferencing at the Institute.

    Anyone wishing to use the facilities for interaction with participants should contact Steve Greenham. Most seminars are now webcast live, thanks also to the 1851 Commission; see Recorded Seminars. Feedback is particularly welcome. Recorded seminars continue to be available on the web at Web Seminars. Please circulate for information in your institution.


  2. Honorary Fellowship for Sir Evelyn de Rothschild

    On Monday 12th October we are admitting Sir Evelyn de Rothschild to Honorary Fellowship of the Institute, in recognition of his generosity in support of the Mathematical Sciences. Since its inception, Sir Evelyn has been a staunch supporter of the Institute through Rothschild Visiting Professors, and more recently through endowment for the NM Rothschild & Sons Chair which the Director holds.


  3. Staff Changes

    We recently said goodbye to Tracey Andrew who worked at the Institute for 17 years; participants will know the superb job that Tracey did and we wish her well in her new position at the European Bioinformatics Institute. We welcome Heather Brabrook who has taken on the role of Programme and Visitor Officer.


  4. Programme Announcements

    A list of programmes is at www.newton.ac.uk/events/calendar


  5. Workshop Announcements

    A full list of forthcoming workshops is at www.newton.ac.uk/events/calendar

    A summary of the workshops to April 2010 is shown at the end of this bulletin.


  6. Reminders

    Correspondents’ web page; short visits; seminars at your institution; Junior Membership scheme:

    1. The Correspondents’ web page (containing a list of all Correspondents, past bulletins and other information) is at www.newton.ac.uk/community/correspondents.

    2. Short visits: Anyone from the UK can simply turn up at the Institute for up to 2 days without any kind of formal invitation. A brief email to info[at]newton.ac[dot]uk beforehand telling us when you intend to arrive will help us to provide you with some facilities. Visits lasting more than 2 days require an invitation. Full details at: www.newton.ac.uk/participate

    3. The Newton Institute strongly encourages its long-term participants from overseas to visit other UK institutions during their stay. We will pay the travel costs (but not accommodation etc) for such visits on request. Do please alert the organisers of your local seminar series to this possibility, and direct them to the participants web page under each programme, or the listing of those participants who have indicated an interest in receiving invitations: www.newton.ac.uk/science/outreach/speakers.

    4. Junior Membership Scheme: Early career researchers are encouraged to apply to become Junior Members of the Institute. To be eligible you must be a Research Student or within 5 years of having received a PhD (with appropriate allowance for career breaks), and you must work or study in a UK University, academic institution or R&D group in industry or commerce. Junior members may apply for special grants to allow them to attend Institute events. Do please advertise this opportunity to suitable candidates. Further details are available at www.newton.ac.uk/community/junior-members.

This bulletin is sent in January, May and September each year. We hope you find it a useful way of keeping in touch and a helpful source of information to distribute to your colleagues. As always, the Director is very happy to receive comments or suggestions regarding the Institute and its activities, including possibilities for future programmes: david.wallace[at]newton.ac[dot]uk. He or the Deputy Director, Dr Ben Mestel, b.mestel[at]newton.ac[dot]uk would be very pleased to visit your institution to talk about the Institute, what's happening here, and to hear your views.

The next bulletin will be sent in January 2010...

 

Forthcoming Workshops:

Code Title Dates Application Deadline
NAGW05 Potential Modularity Day 30 October 2009  
DDPW03 Satellite Workshop at the Royal Observatory, Edinbrugh - Dynamics of Outer Planetary Systems 9th November 2009 to 11th November 2009 Apply (deadline 31st July 2009)
NAGW04 Status of the Art 14th December 2009 to 18th December 2009 Apply (deadline 1st December 2009)
SPDW01 Stochastic Partial Differential Equations 4th January 2010 to 8th January 2010 Apply (deadline 31st August 2009)
SCSW01 New Topics at the Interface Between Probability and Communications 11th January 2010 to 15th January 2010 Apply (deadline 30th September 2009)
SPDW02 Stochastic Partial Differential Equations and their Applications 29th March 2010 to 1st April 2010 Apply (deadline 30th January 2010)
University of Cambridge Research Councils UK
    Clay Mathematics Institute London Mathematical Society NM Rothschild and Sons