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INI Correspondents' Bulletin - No.35 - January 2014


Issue No. 35 - January 2014

Correspondents' Day: 20 May 2014

This year's Correspondents' Day will take place on Tuesday 20 May 2014 and will begin with a lunch at 12:00.

This earlier date has been chosen based on feedback from the 2013 meeting. INI hopes that this date will be more convenient for Correspondents to attend so please put the date in your diaries!

Reflecting the fact that from March 2014, INI will be funded jointly by EPSRC, BBSRC, ESRC, NERC and STFC, the theme for Correspondents' Day 2014 is Multi-Council Mathematics. There will be a Cross-Council Panel Session (Correspondents are invited to submit questions in advance) with representations from EPSRC, BBSRC, ESRC and NERC.

The Correspondents' Day Lecture, to be entitled "Maths is Everywhere" will be given by Professor John Barrow, Research Professor of Mathematical Sciences in the University of Cambridge's Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, and author of numerous popular science books including "100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know", "The Constants of Nature: The Numbers that Encode the Deepest Secrets of the Universe", and "Mathletics: A Scientist Explains 100 Amazing Things About The World of Sports".

INI hopes that you are able to attend the event, however if you are unable to attend, please nominate a replacement to attend on your behalf.

As this meeting will take place during term time, it would be extremely helpful if you could inform INI as soon as possible if you require any overnight accommodation.

Please contact Kathryn de Ridder[at][dot]uk regarding either of these issues, or if you have any questions or queries.


Issue No. 35 - January 2014

  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
    SDB Stochastic Dynamical Systems in Biology: Numerical Methods and Applications 4th January 2016 to 24th June 2016 Mailing List
    QIM Mathematical Aspects of Quantum Integrable Models in and out of Equilibrium 11th January 2016 to 5th February 2016 Mailing List
    MIM Melt in the Mantle 15th February 2016 to 17th June 2016 Mailing List
    SNA Theoretical Foundations for Statistical Network Analysis 11th July 2016 to 21st December 2016 Mailing List

  2. Workshop Announcements

    Applications are currently open for the following workshops:

    Code Title Dates Application Deadline
    FMSW02 Foams and Minimal Surfaces - 12 Years On 24th February 2014 to 28th February 2014 Apply (deadline 31st January 2014)
    MTGW01 Mathematical, Statistical and Computational Aspects of the New Science of Metagenomics 24th March 2014 to 28th March 2014 Apply (deadline 9th February 2014)
    FRBW03 Recent Developments and Challenges in Interface and Free Boundary Problems (Satellite Meeting at the Mathematics Research Centre, Warwick) 25th March 2014 to 28th March 2014 Apply
    MCMW01 Monte Carlo Inference for High-Dimensional Statistical Models 22nd April 2014 to 25th April 2014 Apply (deadline 9th March 2014)
    FRBW04 International Conference on Free Boundary Problems: Theory and Applications 23rd June 2014 to 27th June 2014 Apply (deadline 25th May 2014)
    GANW01 Groups, Numbers, and Dynamics 30th June 2014 to 4th July 2014 Apply (deadline 25th May 2014)
    SYRW01 Systemic Risk: Models and Mechanisms 26th August 2014 to 29th August 2014 Apply (deadline 15th June 2014)

    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 May 2014...

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