Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences

Newton Institute Correspondents' Bulletin No 33


No 33 - May 2013



1. Annual Meeting of Correspondents: 10 June 2013

The 2013 Annual Meeting of Correspondents will be held at the Institute on Monday 10 June and the agenda is included below. We hope that you will be able to attend, as feedback and comments are vital in helping us to maintain and increase the value of the Institute to the entire UK mathematical community. We should be grateful if you would let us know by Tuesday 4 June at the latest whether you are able to attend. Please email Sara Wilkinson ( including details of any special dietary requirements. It is important that as many UK institutions as possible are represented; therefore, if you are unable to attend then please nominate somebody else from your institution (maybe a colleague who could benefit from involvement in Institute activities) who is willing to attend in your place. Travel expenses (maximum of 2nd class rail fare) will be covered on request by the Institute. The Correspondents Day is followed by the Rothschild Seminar given by Peter Constantin. The Institute would be delighted if Correspondents were able to stay for this talk and subsequent wine reception, but understand if there is a need to leave prior to this for travel reasons.

2. Questions to Ponder prior to Correspondents Day

INI is most grateful to Correspondents for the feedback they give, particularly on Correspondents Day. To this end, this year we ask you to ponder in advance a few questions of particular interest to INI and look forward to your feedback before and during the Discussion Sessions.

3. Email address for the chair of Correspondents

The Chair of Correspondents, Professor Michael Singer, can be contacted via a new email address Michael would be pleased to hear from any Correspondents who have ideas or suggestions about any aspects of the Correspondent's network.



No 33: May 2013

1. Funding
2. Workshop announcements
3. Rothschild Lectures
4. Social Networking Sites
5. Reminders

1. Funding

In September 2012, the Institute made an agreed proposal to the research councils collectively for funding for 4 years from 2014. The proposal was scored 35/36 by six referees and an announcement that it will be fully funded was made at the end of March 2013.

2. Workshop announcements

Applications are currently open for the following workshops:

Applications are currently open for the following workshops.

A full list of forthcoming workshops is at:

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. Social Networking Sites

Just a quick reminder that the Institute can be found on Facebook at and on Twitter as @NewtonInstitute. Information on events and activities at the Institute and also special announcements will be made here.

5. 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 at Complete lists of invited participants are under each programme.

d. 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:

e. All seminars and workshops held at the Institute are now being streamed live, recorded on video and placed online for free download subject to the consent of the speaker; in time this will form a substantial resource for the UK mathematical community. All available seminars are listed 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. Please email 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 September 2013.

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