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INI Correspondents' Bulletin - No.34 - September 2013


Issue No. 34 - September 2013

Correspondents' Day 2013: Feedback

INI is grateful to all Correspondents who attended the Correspondents' Day on 10 June. A report of the day can be found on the Correspondents' annual meetings page.

Thank you to those Correspondents who filled in the Correspondents' Day feedback questionnaire. Two main issues were highlighted from this:

  • Role and engagement of Correspondents and timing of the Correspondents' Day
  • Role, scope and mandate of the Turing Gateway to Mathematics (TGM)

INI was given a mandate at Correspondents' Day to explore the engagement of Correspondents and the timing of future Correspondents' Days. In order to investigate this further, INI requests that all Correspondents complete the very short (5 responses) questionnaire that explores these issues. Thank you to all those who completed the questionaire; the INI are no longer cataloging responses.

The role of Correspondents will be explored further at the next Correspondents' Day at which it is hoped that the attendance rate is higher.

INI is most grateful to those Correspondents who attended the Correspondents' Day and for their engagement with the concept of the TGM and for their support and the constructive challenges that were outlined in the discussions. In response, the TGM has produced a Mission Statement and Frequently Asked Questions which can be found on the TGM website. INI and TGM would be most grateful for any feedback that you have on those documents and indeed the website itself.


Issue No. 34 - September 2013

  1. New Programmes
  2. Workshop Announcements
  3. Rothschild Seminars
  4. Reminders
  1. New Programmes

    The following new programmes have been announced:

    Code Title Dates Link
    UMC Understanding Microbial Communities; Function, Structure and Dynamics 11th August 2014 to 19th December 2014 Mailing List
    SYR Systemic Risk: Mathematical Modelling and Interdisciplinary Approaches 18th August 2014 to 19th December 2014 Mailing List
    CGP Coupling Geometric PDEs with Physics for Cell Morphology, Motility and Pattern Formation 13th July 2015 to 18th December 2015 Mailing List
    HIF Mathematical, Foundational and Computational Aspects of the Higher Infinite 19th August 2015 to 18th December 2015 Mailing List

  2. Workshop Announcements

    Applications are currently open for the following workshops:

    Code Title Dates Application Deadline
    MQIW04 Heilbronn Quantum Algorithms Meeting 27th November 2013 to 28th November 2013 Apply (deadline 1st November 2013)
    FRBW01 Introductory School to the Programme "Free Boundary Problems and Related Topics" 6th January 2014 to 11th January 2014 Apply (deadline 1st November 2013)
    ICPW01 Inference for Change-Point and Related Processes 13th January 2014 to 17th January 2014 Apply (deadline 1st October 2013)
    FMSW02 Foams and Minimal Surfaces - 12 Years On 24th February 2014 to 28th February 2014 Apply (deadline 30th November 2013)

    A full list of forthcoming workshops is available on our Event Calendar.

  3. Rothschild Seminars

    These lectures are delivered by the Rothschild Visiting Professor or the Rothschild Distinguished Visiting Fellow and are aimed at a general scientific audience. To receive regular announcements please subscribe to the emailing list at:

  4. Reminders

    1. The correspondents' webpage is available and contains a list of all correspondents, past bulletins and other information.

    2. 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 available on our participate information page.

    3. The Isaac Newton Institute strongly encourages its long-term participants from overseas to visit other UK institutions during their stay. INI 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 webpage listing those participants who are willing to speak elsewhere. Complete lists of invited participants are under each programme.

    4. 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 on our junior members information page.

    5. All seminars and workshops held at the Institute are streamed live, recorded and placed online for free download subject to the consent of the speaker. This collection forms a substantial resource for the UK mathematical community. All available seminars are listed on our seminar archive.

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. Please email director[at][dot]uk. He 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 2014...

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