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INI Correspondents' Bulletin - No.24 - May 2010


  1. Annual Meeting of Correspondents


  1. Staff Changes
  2. Imaginary exhibition
  3. Women in Mathematics
  4. Rothschild Visiting Professor seminar to be given on 24 May


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

Issue No. 24 - May 2010

  1. Annual Meeting of Correspondents

    The invitation will be issued shortly for this year's annual meeting of correspondents on Tuesday 8 June. If you are unable to attend, please nominate somebody from your institution (maybe a colleague who could benefit from involvement in Institute activities) who is willing to attend in your place.

  2. Staff Changes

    We welcome Almarie Ehlers who joins us from Churchill College, Cambridge, as our new Programme and Visitor Officer. Almarie takes over from Heather Brabrook who was covering the post on a temporary basis.

  3. Imaginary

    As part of the Cambridge Science Festival the Institute hosted the famous Imaginary exhibition from the Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach. The exhibition was a great success, with nearly 1000 members of the public visiting the Institute, including many school students. See Imaginary Exhibition.

  4. Women in Mathematics

    Women in Mathematics. The Institute hosted a two-day Women in Mathematics event 15-16 April 2010, which incorporated the London Mathematical Society Women in Mathematics day, and, in addition, focused on career development for a new generation of research leaders in mathematical sciences. The principal talks are available as webseminars, and the career-development session slides are also on the web; both are available at

  5. Rothschild Visiting Professor seminar to be given on 24 May

    The RVP on the Stochastic Partial Differential Equations Programme, Professor Yakov Sinai (Princeton), will give a seminar at 5.30 p.m. on Monday 24 May entitled 'Renormalization Group Method in Fluid Dynamics'

  6. Programme Announcements

    A full list of programmes is at

  7. Workshop Announcements

    A full list of forthcoming workshops is at

  8. 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

    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][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:

    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:

    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

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][dot]uk. He or the Deputy Director, Dr Ben Mestel, b.mestel[at][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 September 2010...

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