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Newton Institute Correspondents' Bulletin No 2


No. 2  - Jan 2003


Welcome to the second Newton Institute University Correspondents' Bulletin!

The next bulletin will be sent in May. We hope you are finding it a useful way of keeping in touch and a helpful source of information to distribute to your colleagues.

1. Comments always welcome!
The Director is always happy to receive comments or suggestions regarding the Newton Institute and its activities, including possibilities for future programmes. He can be contacted by e-mail at

2. Participants willing to give seminars elsewhere
The web page lists those of our overseas participants during the first half of 2003 who have agreed to travel to UK Universities and other institutions during their stay in order to give seminars. The Newton Institute will fully cover the travel costs (but not accommodation, etc) for such visits on request, providing that a formal invitation has been received by the participant. It is hoped that this scheme will enable seminar organizers around the UK to find out easily who is at the Newton Institute in their fields and to arrange for them to visit.

Note that the dates listed against each name are the dates of their visit to the Newton Institute. Participants will usually be happiest to visit other Universities at either the start or the end of this period, and may well be prepared to extend it slightly in either direction. The e-mail address for each participant can be obtained by clicking on their name.

The programme organizers have also been asked to give their personal recommendations from among the names listed. However, the organizers have said that they are all good speakers with interesting things to say; the only name specifically mentioned was that of Dziuk from the "Computational Challenges in Partial Differential Equations" programme, who is an excellent speaker.

Feedback on this system will be most gratefully received.

3. Programme Reports
Final scientific reports on the following past programmes at the Newton Institute are now available:

M-theory 4 February -19 July 2002

Higher Dimensional Complex Geometry 4 February -19 July 2002

Links can be found at

4. This Year's Programmes
The five programmes taking place at the Newton Institute during the calendar year 2003 are as follows:

Computational Challenges in Partial Differential Equations 20 January - 4 July

Nonlinear Hyperbolic Waves in Phase Dynamics and Astrophysics 27 January - 11 July

Spaces of Kleinian Groups and Hyperbolic 3-Manifolds 21 July - 15 August

Interaction and Growth in Complex Stochastic Systems 21 July - 19 December

Granular and Particle-Laden Flow 1 September - 19 December

Full information, including contact details and information about workshops, can be found at We will be sending you individual emails about each programme with further information and contact details etc., as mentioned in the previous bulletin

5. Sir George Gabriel Stokes 1819-1903: A Centenary Meeting
A centenary meeting devoted to the scientific work of Sir George Gabriel Stokes and his influence on modern mathematics and science will take place at the Isaac Newton Institute on Tuesday 18 March 2003.  Details of the programme and how to book a place can be found at

6. Web page
Reminder the Correspondents' web page is at

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