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Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences

Newton Institute Correspondents' Bulletin No 27


No 27 - May 2011


1. Annual Meeting of Correspondents
2. Staff changes
3. Update to Correspondents List

1. Interview with John Toland
2. Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013
3. Programme announcements
4. Programme announcements
5. Rothschild Visiting Professor seminars
6. Reminders on: Correspondents' web page; short visits; seminars at your institution; Junior membership scheme; video seminars on the web.

1. Annual Meeting of Correspondents:

This year's Annual Meeting of Correspondents will be held on 15th June 2011. Your involvement would be greatly valued. Invitations will be issued shortly.

2. Staff changes:

Almarie Ehlers, Programme and Visitor Officer, will shortly be taking leave to have her second child. We welcome Jenny MacKay, who will be covering for Almarie whilst she is on maternity leave.

We also welcome Siobhan McGowan, who has been with us since February as temporary Receptionist.

3. Update to Correspondents List

Thank you to all of you who have recently notified us of any changes and corrections. Any further changes can be sent to

The Chair of Correspondents is Caroline Series from Warwick University. If you would like to contact her regarding Correspondent matters please email at

1. Interview with John Toland

John Toland, incoming Director of the Institute from October 2011, has responded to questions posed by the Deputy Director on the future challenges and opportunities for the Institute. See John Toland Interview. The interview will appear in Issue 80 (June 2011) of the European Mathematical Society newsletter.

2. Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013

In 2013 mathematics research centres around the world will be focusing on the Mathematics of Planet Earth. The Newton Institute is supporting this initiative. For the latest information please see the MPE2013 website

3. Programme announcements:

A full list of programmes is at

4. Workshop announcements:

A full list of forthcoming workshops is at

5. Rothschild Visiting Professor seminars

To receive regular announcements of the Monday Seminars, subscribe at Monday Seminars Mailing List

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.

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