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The exhibition "Transcending Tradition" explores the working lives and activities of Jewish mathematicians in German-speaking countries during the period between the legal and political emancipation of the Jews in the 19th century and their persecution in Nazi Germany. It highlights the important role Jewish mathematicians played in all areas of mathematical culture during the German Empire and the Weimar Republic, and recalls their emigration, flight or death after 1933.
The Simons Foundation announces the Africa Mathematics Project, a program that will focus on mathematicians and their graduate students at institutions of higher learning in sub-Saharan Africa. The Foundation will make competitive awards that will total approximately US$400,000 per year for each of the next 10 years.
See https://simonsfoundation.org/mps-africa-mathematics-project .
This competition is part of the world initiative “Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013” (MPE2013) : http://www.mpe2013.org .
The typical modules submitted to this competition can be of four forms and should have some scientific explanations for the public:
- A module explaining how to realize a physical module in a museum.
- An interactive exhibit to be watched either on the web or in a museum.
- A film.
Oxford, Saturday 19 November 2011
Dan Quillen died on 30 April this year. He was the Waynflete Professor in Oxford from 1984 to 2006. The memorial meeting will be held in Magdalen College starting at 2pm. In addition to lectures there will be also musical contributions.
Speakers: Sir Michael Atiyah, Michael Hopkins, Graeme Segal
Musical director: Kobi Kremnizer
Organizers: Martin Bridson, Frances Kirwan, Glenys Luke, Graeme Segal, Ulrike Tillmann
The Prize "Ibni Oumar Mahamat Saleh" is awarded each year to a young mathematician from Central Africa or West Africa. Applications are evaluated by a scientific committee set up by ICPAM. The prize funds a scientific visit.
The 2011 call for nominations is on the website http://smf.emath.fr/SouscriptionSale/candidatures.html
Applications must be sent before November 15, 2011.
The winners of the Ibni Prize 2009 and 2010 have been Oumarou Abdou Arbi (for a scientific visit at Rennes, France) and Amadou Tall (for a scientific visit at Strasbourg, France).
Prof. Antonio Córdoba Barba has been awarded the Spanish National Award for Research 2011
"Julio Rey Pastor", in the area of Mathematics and Information Technologies. The objective of the National Awards, awarded by the Spanish Government since 2001, and endowed with 100,000 euros each, is to give credit to the work of Spanish researchers and their contribution to the advancement of science, knowledge and progress of humanity.
Prestigious Princeton University goes open access to stop staff handing all copyright to journals – unless waiver granted. It will thus prevent researchers from giving the copyright of scholarly articles to journal publishers, except in certain cases where a waiver may be granted. The new rule is part of an Open Access policy aimed at broadening the reach of their scholarly work and encouraging publishers to adjust standard contracts that commonly require exclusive copyright as a condition of publication.
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The Heinz Hopf Prize 2011 at ETH Zurich has been awarded to Michael Rapoport (University of Bonn, Germany).
The award ceremony for the Heinz Hopf Prize 2011 will take place on October 25, 2011 at 6 pm in HG G60 (Aula); the prize will be presented by Prof. Dr. Ralph Eichler, President of ETH Zurich and the laudatio will be given by Prof. Dr. Gerd Faltings (MPI Bonn). The Heinz Hopf Lectures entitled HOW GEOMETRY MEETS ARITHMETIC will be on October 25 and 27, 2011 in HG G60 (Aula) at 5 pm.
Mario Wschebor, Professor at the Universidad de la República (Montevideo, Uruguay), passed away on the 16th of September 2011. After graduation in Uruguay, Wschebor moved to France to pursue his education in analysis and probability. In 1972, he defended a Ph. D. thesis at the University of Paris-Sud (Orsay) supervised by Jean Pierre Kahane. Persecuted for his beliefs during the dictatorship period 1973-1985 in Uruguay, he went to exile first in Argentina and then, once more for political reasons, in Venezuela.
Mikael Passare, Professor of mathematics at Stockholm University, passed away on the 15 September 2011 in a tragic accident. Passare received a doctorate in mathematics in 1984 from Uppsala University. He had been deputy director of the Institut Mittag-Leffler, chairman of the Swedish Mathematical Society, and member of the Swedish National Committee for Mathematics at the Royal Academy of Sciences. He conducted research in the theory of residues in several complex variables and in the last years mainly on the theory of amoebas and partly on their links to tropical geometry.
The Centre de Recerca Matemàtica (CRM) invites proposals for Research Programmes for the
academic year 2013-2014.
CRM Research Programmes consist of periods ranging between two to five months of intensive
research in a given area of mathematics and its applications. Researchers from different institutions
are brought together to work on open problems and to analyse the state and perspectives of their area.
Guidelines and application instructions can be found at
The Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) has joined iTunes U, the iTunes Store area that offers free, downloadable educational content from leading educational institutions. ICTP on iTunes U features over 240 videos of lectures, conferences, video interviews, documentary films, and important historical video footage of prominent 20th century physicists, as well as physics and mathematics courses offered by ICTP through its Postgraduate Diploma Program. Most content is available in English. Access is via http://itunes.ictp.tv .
The European Research Council (ERC) is supporting some 480 early-career researchers over the coming five years with grants worth up to €2 million each. In this fourth 'ERC Starting Grant' competition, just over €670 million is allocated to top talent to carry out their pioneering research in any domain throughout Europe. The number of applications increased by 42% compared to last year. Press release: http://erc.europa.eu/pdf/press_release_stg2011_results.pdf