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Newton Institute Correspondents' Bulletin No 8


No. 8 - January 2005


Welcome to the Newton Institute 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!
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

2. Workshop announcements
The following workshops have now been finalised. Please follow the links for further information.
Industry Workshop on Credit (25 - 26 February 2005)

Spitalfields Day - Risk Management of Hedge Funds (Thursday 10 March 2005)

Quantitative Finance: Developments, Applications & Problems (4 - 8 July 2005)

SATELLITE Workshop University of Southampton: New Directions in Numerical Relativity (18 - 19 August 2005)

Global General Relativity (21 27 August 2005)

Einstein Constraint Equations (12 16 December 2005)

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

3. Annual Correspondents Meeting
The Annual Correspondents Meeting will take place this year on 27 June. The details of the day will be sent to Correspondents later but will include the Rothschild Seminar at 5.00pm given by Professor E Hrushovski (Hebrew University of Jerusalem).

4. Scientific programme reports available
Final scientific reports on the following past programmes at the Newton Institute are now available:

Random Matrix Approaches in Number Theory (January to July 2004)
Statistical Mechanics of Molecular and Cellular Biological Systems (January to July 2004)
Granular and Particle-Laden Flows (September to December 2003)
Interaction and Growth in Complex Stochastic Systems (July to December 2003)
Spaces of Kleinian Groups and Hyperbolic 3-Manifolds (July to August 2003)

Links can be found at

5. Annual Report
The Institute's Annual Report for 2003-4 is now in press and all Correspondents will receive an individual copy in the near future. The report is available on our website in .pdf format at

6. Junior Membership
The Newton Institute Junior Membership scheme has now been extended to those working in appropriate research environments in UK commerce and industry. Up to now Junior Membership has only been open to those in Universities or similar research establishments. More details are available on the Junior Membership webpage page at

7. 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

The next bulletin will be sent in May.  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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