Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences

Newton Institute Correspondents' Bulletin No 17


No 17 - January 2008


This Edition's Tip: Video recordings of all new seminars held at the Newton Institute can be downloaded from


  1. Annual Meeting of Correspondents
  2. Expansion of Junior Membership Scheme
  3. Video Seminars on the Web
  4. Programme announcemennts
  5. Workshop announcements
  6. Reminders on: Correspondents’ web page; short visits, seminars at your institution

1. Annual Meeting of Correspondents:

This year's Annual Meeting of Correspondents will be held on Monday 2 June 2008. Invitations will be issued closer to the time, but in the meantime please keep this date free.

2. Expansion of Junior Membership Scheme:

Howard Covington, Chief Executive of New Star Asset Management, has personally gifted £12,800 in support of the Junior Membership Scheme of the Institute. We will therefore be able to extend the scheme to a greater number of young researchers. 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

3. Video Seminars on the Web:

All seminars and workshops held at the Institute are now being recorded on video and placed online for free download; in time this will form a substantial resource for the UK mathematical community. All available seminars are listed at Feedback is particularly welcome.

4. Programme announcements:

A full list of Institute programmes is at New programmes recently approved are:

The Cardiac Physiome Project
(29 June to 24 July 2009)

Stochastic Partial Differential Equations
(8 March to 9 July 2010)

5. Workshop announcements:

A full list of forthcoming workshops is at A summary of this year's workshops is shown at the end of this bulletin.

6. Reminders

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

b. 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 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

c. 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.

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: 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.

Forthcoming Workshops:

Markov-chain Monte Carlo Methods (25 to 28 March 2008)

Bayesian Inference for High-Dimensional Data (a Satellite workshop at University of Warwick) (14 to 16 April 2008)

Statistical-Mechanics and Quantum-Field Theory Methods in Combinatorial Enumeration (21 to 25 April 2008)

Combinatorial and Probabilistic Inequalities (23 to 27 June 2008)

Future Directions in High-Dimensional Data Analysis: new methodologies, new data types and new applications (23 to 27 June 2008)

Anderson Localization Transition: Introductory Training Course (14 to 25 July 2008)

Designed Experiments: Recent Advances in Methods and Applications (DEMA2008) (11 to 15 August 2008)

Wall Bounded Shear Flows: Transition and Turbulence (8 to 12 September 2008)

Delocalization Transitions and Multifractality (a Satellite Meeting at Gregynog Hall, University of Wales) (2 to 6 November 2008)

Structure and Waves in Anisotropic Turbulence (a Satellite Meeting at the University of Warwick) (3 to 7 November 2008)

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