Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences

Isaac Newton Institute Correspondents' Bulletin No 34


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' webpage at

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

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 at

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.



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.

2. Workshop announcements

Applications are currently open for the following workshops:

A full list of forthcoming workshops is available 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. Reminders

a. The Correspondents' webpage (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 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 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 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 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 January 2014.

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