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Newton Institute Correspondents' Bulletin No 1


No. 1 - May/June 2002


Welcome to the first Newton Institute University Correspondents' Bulletin!

This bulletin will be sent in January, May and September each year and will contain information regarding the Newton Institute and its activities. We hope you will find it a useful way of keeping in touch and a helpful source of information to distribute to your colleagues. We will also send you occasional updates on particular topics.

1. Comments always welcome!
The Director is always happy to recieve comments or suggestions regarding the Newton Institute and its activities. He can be contacted by e-mail at

2. University Correspondents Web Page
A new University Correspondents web page is now in place and can be found at
The page contains a comprehensive listing of all correspondents together with their institutions and contact details. There will shortly be a section of the page which will contain an archive of this bulletin. We intend to develop this page further over the coming months, and any ideas or suggestions for the kind of information that you would find useful would be gratefully received.

3. Newton Institute Participants give talks at other UK Institutions
We are currently in the process of setting up a register and webpage of Newton Institute Participants who are visiting from overseas for a period of 14 days or longer who would be willing to give specialist scientific lectures and seminars in other UK Institutions. It is hoped that this register will enable you to see which scientists are visiting the Institute and what their subject areas are with a view to inviting them to speak on specific relevant topics. The Institute will cover travel costs in these circumstances. Further details will be sent out directly to UK Correspondents as soon as they are available.

4. New Contexts in Stable Homotopy Theory - Workshop details finalised
The details for this workshop entitled K-theory and Arithmetic (30 September - 4 October 2002) are now completed. Further details and a poster can be found at

5. Foams and Minimal Surfaces - Special event finalised
A special event as part of the FMS programme has now been arranged for 30 July 2002 and is entitled Surface Evolver Extravaganza. Further details, including a poster can be found at

6. Draft Programme reports
Draft versions of Past Scientific Programme Reports for the following programmes are now available as .pdf files:
Managing Uncertainty
Surface Water Waves
Integrable Systems
From Individual to Collective Behaviour in Biological Systems

7. Links to the Newton Institute Website
The National Advisory Board has asked us to encourage you to include a link to the Institute's Home page on your website if possible.

8. Bulletin Recipients
If anyone else in you Institution (e.g. your Head of Department) would like to receive copies of future Newton Institute Bulletins then please let us know.

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