Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences

Newton Institute Correspondents' Bulletin No 15


No 15 - May 2007



  1. Welcome
  2. Annual Meeting of Correspondents
  3. Proposal sought in environmental science
  4. Workshop announcements
  5. Scientific programme reports available
  6. Reminders on: Correspondents’ web page; seminars at your institution; Junior Membership

1. Welcome:

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:

This Edition's Tip: Research students can often attend Newton Institute workshops for free; see the information below on Junior Membership.

2. Annual Meeting of Correspondents:

This year's Meeting will be held on Friday 22 June. If you have not already replied to the invitation, then please do so before the end of May ( or 01223 335982). If you are unable to attend, do please nominate a colleague from your institution who is able to attend in your place. The programme includes two seminars given by participants in the current programmes.

3. Proposals sought in environmental science:

Following discussions at our Scientific Steering Committee and National Advisory Board, we are keen to solicit proposals in earth system/ climate change. They should aim to attract participants from a broad range of scientific communities, as well as mathematicians. If you are aware of individuals (in the UK or abroad) working in this general area who might be interested to put together such a proposal, then please ask them to contact the Director.

4. Workshop announcements:

The following workshops have now been finalized.

Construction and Properties of Bayesian Nonparametric Regression Models
(6-10 August 2007)

Exploring QCD: Deconfinement, Extreme Environments and Holography
(20-24 August 2007)

Gauge Fields and Strings
(17-27 September 2007)

Phyloinformatics Workshop (A satellite meeting at the e-Science Institute, Edinburgh)
(22-24 October 2007)

Integrability and Gauge/String Correspondence
(10-14 December 2007)

Future Directions in Phylogenetic Methods and Models
(17-21 December 2007)

Contemporary Frontiers in High-Dimensional Statistical Data Analysis
(7-11 January 2008)

A full list of our workshops and events can be found at:

A full list of our current and future programmes is at:

5. Scientific programme reports available

Final scientific reports on the following past programmes are now available:

Spectral Theory and Partial Differential Equations (17 July-11 August 2006)

Noncommutative Geometry (24 July-22 December 2006)

The Painlevé Equations and Monodromy Problems (4-29 September 2006)

Links to all scientific reports on past programmes can be found at

6. Reminders

a. The Correspondents’ web page (containing a list of all Correspondents, past bulletins and other information) is at

b. 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 web page listing those participants who are interested in receiving invitations: Complete lists of invited participants are under each programme.

c. Junior Membership: The Institute aims to maximize the opportunities it offers to early career researchers, through our Junior Membership scheme. To be eligible for Junior Membership 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 workshops, conferences and summer schools. Do please advertise this opportunity to suitable candidates. Further details are available at

The next bulletin will be sent in September.

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