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Newton Institute Correspondents' Bulletin No 4


No. 4 - September 2003


Welcome to the Newton Institute Correspondents' Bulletin!

1. Annual Meeting of Newton Institute Correspondents
The Annual Meeting of Newton Institute Correspondents was held on 30 June 2003 at the Institute. Twenty-three Correspondents attended, and a very productive meeting and discussion took place. Full report

2.  Duties of Newton Institute Correspondents
A list of duties of Institute Correspondents, together with a list of what the Institute promises to do in return, was agreed at the meeting in June. Duties list

3. New programmes approved
Since the last bulletin approval has been given for the following programmes in 2005 and 2006.
Developments in Quantitative Finance 24 January - 22 July 2005
Global Problems in Mathematical Relativity 8 August - 23 December 2005
Principles of the Dynamics of Non-Equilibrium Systems 9 January - 30 July 2006

The rest of the programmes for 2006 will be announced at a later date.
A full list of current and future programmes at the Newton Institute can be found on our website at:

4. Financial Information
One question which has been raised by Correspondents is that of finance: in particular, subsistence allowances for participants, housing costs and programme budgets. In order to advise potential participants and organisers about getting involved in Institute activities, Correspondents may find it useful to have a rough guide to these issues available. A brief guide to financial issues which was attached here can be supplied by the Institute on request.

5. Workshops planned for 2004
Below are details of the workshops planned so far in conjunction with programmes taking place in 2004.

The following workshops are planned for the Statistical Mechanics of Molecular and Cellular Biological Systems programme taking place 19 Jan - 19 July 2004
20-23 Jan 2004 Towards a Predictive Biology
29 March - 8 April 2004 Soft Condensed Matter Physics in Molecular and Cell Biology (A Satellite Meeting at Edinburgh)
21-23 June 2004 Protein-Protein Interactions in Vitro and in Vivo

The following workshops are planned for the Random Matrix Approaches in Number Theory programme taking place 26 Jan - 16 July 2004
9-13 Feb 2004 Clay Mathematics Institute Special week on Ranks of Elliptic Curves and Random Matrix Theory incorporating Spitalfields Day on 9 February on Random Matrix Theory and the Birch/Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture.
29 Mar-8 Apr 2004 School: Recent perspectives in random matrix theory and number theory
18-21 May 2004 Satellite workshop at Warwick: Random matrices and probability
28 June-2 July 2004 Random Matrix theory and arithmetic aspects of quantum chaos
12-16 July 2004 Matrix ensembles and L-functions
Further information for the remaining workshops will be available at a later date.

The following workshop is planned for the Quantum Information Science programme taking place 16 Aug - 17 Dec 2004
23 - 27 August 2004 Quantum Information Theory: Present Status and Future Directions
Further details of this workshop and how to participate are available on our website at:

The following workshops are planned for the Magnetohydrodynamics of Stellar Interiors programme taking place 6 Sep - 17 Dec 2004
6-17 September 2004  Magnetohydrodynamics of Stellar Interiors
11-15 October 2004  Large-scale Computation in Astrophysics
8-12 November 2004  Tacholine Dynamics
13-17 December 2004 Stellar Dynamos
Further details of the workshops and how to participate will appear on our website at a later date

6. 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 January. 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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