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Newton Institute Correspondents' Bulletin No 3


No. 3 - Jan 2003


Welcome to the third Newton Institute Correspondents' Bulletin!

1. Annual Meeting of Newton Institute Correspondents
This year's annual meeting of Correspondents, to which all are welcome, will be held on Monday 30 June at the Newton Institute in Cambridge. We very much hope that most of you will be able to attend, to keep in touch with our future plans and to help us ensure that the Institute's activities are of the maximum benefit to UK mathematics. Please let us know if you are able to attend by the end of this month (see below).

The day's programme will consist both of scientific talks and a presentation and discussion session, in which the Director and Deputy Director of the Institute will describe forthcoming plans and activities at the Institute, and give a reminder of the role which Correspondents play and the duties we ask of them. The floor will be open during the discussion for questions and suggestions for ways in which the Institute can improve the service it offers both to Correspondents and to the whole mathematical community. Last year's meeting was well attended and extremely constructive, and we expect this year's to be no different. The invited scientific talks during the rest of the day will cover a wide range of mathematical topics and will be given by some of the Correspondents themselves. More details of these talks will be announced at a later stage.

The programme will commence at 11am and finish at around 4pm, with lunch provided. All are invited to stay on for a plenary talk at 5pm given by the Rothschild Visiting Professor, Joel Smoller (Michigan), entitled "Cosmology the large scale structure of the universe" (abstract at This will be followed at 6pm by a wine reception.

Please contact the Director's Assistant, or telephone (01223) 335982), by 30 May to indicate whether or not you are able to attend. A limited amount of accommodation is available for those who wish to stay overnight either on Sunday 29 June or on Monday itself, on a first come, first served basis.

Travel and accommodation expenses will be covered on request by the Institute.

2. New programmes in planning
Preliminary plans for programmes to be held at the Newton Institute during 2005 are now taking shape. So far approval has been given for the following programmes:

Model Theory and Applications to Algebra and Analysis 17 January - 15 July 2005

Pattern Formation in Large Domains 1 August - 23 December 2005

The rest of the programmes for 2005 will be announced soon.

A full list of current and future programmes at the Newton Institute can be found on our website at

3. New Correspondents from other academic institutions
Since the last bulletin we have invited a number of non-University academic institutions within the field of the mathematical sciences to nominate Correspondents. We would like to welcome all those who have been newly appointed as Correspondents and hope that you will find the information we send you useful. We also hope that you will be able to join us at the annual meeting.

A full list of all the Correspondents, in both University and other academic institutions, can be found at

If any other institutions or organisations are interested in nominating a correspondent, please contact the Director of the Institute at

4. Reminders
The Correspondents' web page (containing a list of all Correspondents, past bulletins and other information) is at

The web page listing Newton Institute participants who are willing to travel to other institutions to give seminars, etc., is at

As always, the Director is very 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

The next bulletin will be sent in September.   We hope you find these bulletins a useful way of keeping in touch and a helpful source of information to distribute to your colleagues.

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