Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences

Isaac Newton Institute Correspondents' Bulletin No 35


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 regarding either of these issues, or if you have any questions or queries.



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.

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 mailing 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 May 2014.

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