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Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences

Newton Institute Correspondents' Bulletin No 22


No 22 - September 2009


1. **NEW** Videoconferencing, and Webcasting of Institute Seminars
2. Honorary Fellowship for Sir Evelyn de Rothschild
3. Staff Changes

4. Programme announcements

5. Workshop announcements

6. Reminders on: Correspondents' web page; short visits; seminars at your institution; Junior membership scheme.


1. **NEW** Videoconferencing and Webcasting of Institute Seminars:

Thanks to generous support from the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851, video-conferencing facilities are now available; see Video Conferencing at the Institute.

Anyone wishing to use the facilities for interaction with participants should contact Steve Greenham. Most seminars are now webcast live, thanks also to the 1851 Commission; see Recorded Seminars. Feedback is particularly welcome. Recorded seminars continue to be available on the web at Web Seminars. Please circulate for information in your institution.

2. Honorary Fellowship for Sir Evelyn de Rothschild:

On Monday 12th October we are admitting Sir Evelyn de Rothschild to Honorary Fellowship of the Institute, in recognition of his generosity in support of the Mathematical Sciences. Since its inception, Sir Evelyn has been a staunch supporter of the Institute through Rothschild Visiting Professors, and more recently through endowment for the NM Rothschild & Sons Chair which the Director holds.

3. Staff Changes:

We recently said goodbye to Tracey Andrew who worked at the Institute for 17 years; participants will know the superb job that Tracey did and we wish her well in her new position at the European Bioinformatics Institute. We welcome Heather Brabrook who has taken on the role of Programme and Visitor Officer.

4. Programme announcements:

A list of programmes is at

5. Workshop announcements:

A full list of forthcoming workshops is at

A summary of the workshops to April 2010 is shown at the end of this bulletin.

6. Reminders:

Correspondents’ web page; short visits; seminars at your institution; Junior Membership scheme:

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

  2. Short visits: Anyone from the UK can simply turn up at the Institute for up to 2 days without any kind of formal invitation. A brief email to beforehand telling us when you intend to arrive will help us to provide you with some facilities. Visits lasting more than 2 days require an invitation. Full details at

  3. The Newton Institute strongly encourages its long-term participants from overseas to visit other UK institutions during their stay. We will pay the travel costs (but not accommodation etc) for such visits on request. Do please alert the organisers of your local seminar series to this possibility, and direct them to the participants web page under each programme, or the listing of those participants who have indicated an interest in receiving invitations:

  4. Junior Membership Scheme: Early career researchers are encouraged to apply to become Junior Members of the Institute. To be eligible you must be a Research Student or within 5 years of having received a PhD (with appropriate allowance for career breaks), and you must work or study in a UK University, academic institution or R&D group in industry or commerce. Junior members may apply for special grants to allow them to attend Institute events. Do please advertise this opportunity to suitable candidates. Further details are available at

This bulletin is sent in January, May and September each year. We hope you find it a useful way of keeping in touch and a helpful source of information to distribute to your colleagues. As always, the Director is very happy to receive comments or suggestions regarding the Institute and its activities, including possibilities for future programmes: He or the Deputy Director, Dr Ben Mestel, would be very pleased to visit your institution to talk about the Institute, what's happening here, and to hear your views.

Forthcoming Workshops:

Potential Modularity Day (30 October 2009)

Satellite Workshop at the Royal Observatory, Edinbrugh - Dynamics of Outer Planetary Systems (9 - 11 November 2009)

Status of the Art (14 - 18 December 2009)

Stochastic Partial Differential Equations (4 - 8 January 2010)

New Topics at the Interface Between Probability and Communications (11 - 15 January 2010)

Stochastic Partial Differential Equations and their Applications (29 March - 1 April 2010)

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