Applications are invited of a 5-day workshop that is organized as a satellite activity of the 2013 Mathematical Congress of the Americas at CIMAT in Guanajuato (Mexico) during July 29 -- August 2 2013.
The workshop will bring together about 40 young researchers, mainly from Latin America and the Caribbean and a dozen distinguished scientists, each of which will give several lectures on a chosen topic. The workshop is part of the world initiative "Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013" which is endorsed by IMU (www.mpe2013.org).
It is jointly organized by IMU together with the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) and the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM). It is sponsored by the International Council of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM), and supported by ICSU Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean, by two interdisciplinary bodies of ICSU, namely IRDR (Integrated Research on Disaster Risk) and WCRP, by the US National Academy of Sciences, by the Academia Mexicana de Ciencias, and by CIMAT (Centro de Investigación en Matemáticas) in Mexico.
More details and application form at: http://cams.usc.edu/mathgeo
The Ramanujan Prize for Young Mathematicians from Developing Countries -- Call for Nominations for the 2013 Prize
The Ramanujan Prize for young mathematicians from developing countries has been awarded annually since the first winner was announced in 2005.
The 2013 Prize will be funded and administered jointly by ICTP and IMU.
The Prize winner must be less than 45 years of age on 31 December of the year of the award, and have conducted outstanding research in a developing country. Researchers working in any branch of the mathematical sciences are eligible. The Prize carries a $15,000 cash award.
The winner will be invited to the ICTP to receive the Prize and deliver a lecture. The Prize is usually awarded to one person, but may be shared equally among recipients who have contributed to the same body of work.
The Selection Committee will take into account not only the scientific quality of the research, but also the background of the candidate and the environment in which the work was carried out. The Committee consists of eminent mathematicians appointed in consultation between the ICTP and the IMU.
The deadline for receipt of nominations for the 2013 Prize is 1 February 2013.
Please send nominations to math(at)ictp.it describing the work of the nominee in adequate detail. Nominations should include a CV and a list of publications, as well as a letter of recommendation. Additional supporting letters are encouraged.
Self-nominations are strongly discouraged.
Two Brazilian Volunteer Lecturers will participate at the Volunteer Lecture Program in Honduras
The Commission for Developing Countries (CDC) of the International Mathematical Union is pleased to announce that Victor Gonzalo Neumann (Universidad Federal de Uberlandia, Brazil) will teach at the Universidad Pedagógica Nacional Francisco Morazán in Tegucigalpa, Honduras as visiting professor from September 23th to October 22th, 2012 a course in Abstract Algebra.
Ana María Bertone (Universidad Federal de Uberlandia, Brazil) will teach at the Universidad Pedagógica Nacional Francisco Morazán in Tegucigalpa, Honduras as visiting professor from October 14th to November 12th, 2012 a course in Linear Algebra.
CDC members visit Korea to discuss issues regarding the support for ICM participants from developing and economically disadvantaged countries. The International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) will be held 2014 in Korea and offered to invite 1,000 mathematicians in developing countries (DC) to Korea during ICM 2014.
Philippine Volunteer Lecturer participating at the Volunteer Lecture Program in Cambodia
The Commission for Developing Countries (CDC) of the International Mathematical Union is pleased to announce that Professor Fidel Nemenzo from the Institute of Mathematics, University of the Philippines gave a course in Algebraic Number Theory as part of the MS Mathematics program of RUPP from March 20 until April 11, 2012.
French Volunteer Lecturer participating at the Volunteer Lecture Program in Cambodia
The Commission for Developing Countries (CDC) of the International Mathematical Union is pleased to announce that Professor Brigitte Lucquin of Université Pierre et Marie Curie Paris 6, France is completing her stay as visiting lecturer in Cambodia. She is taking part in the Volunteer Lecturer Program at the Royal University of Phnom Penh in January 2012 and is supported by CDC/ IMU.
French Volunteer Lecturer participating at the Volunteer Lecture Program in Benin
The Commission for Developing Countries (CDC) of the International Mathematical Union is pleased to announce that Professor Brigitte Lucquin of Université Pierre et Marie Curie Paris 6, France is completing her stay as visiting lecturer in Benin. She is taking part in the Volunteer Lecturer Program from the 7th - 25th November 2011 and is teaching a course on "Introduction to Partial Differential Equations and their Approximations" at the L'Institut de Mathématiques et de Sciences Physiques (IMSP) in Benin and is supported by CDC/ IMU.
The course is given in French. Participants are mainly students of the master level, but also some PhD students, colleagues and some physicists. They come from Benin, but also from Guinea, Burundi, Togo, Cameroun and Mali.
CDC launches the IMU Mathematics Library Assistance Scheme for Developing Countries
The Commission for Developing Countries, part of the International Mathematical Union (IMU) has launched a new support scheme where the shipment of textbooks to universities in less economically developed countries is supported. CDC offers limited financial support for shipment costs for individual scientists or institutions wishing to donate books in the mathematical sciences to libraries in developing countries. Libraries in universities/research institutions in developing countries can apply for to receive donated books. For more information please go here.
US Volunteer Lecturer completes Volunteer Lecture Program at the Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology (NM AIST-Arusha) in Arusha, Tanzania.
The Commission for Developing Countries (CDC) of the International Mathematical Union is pleased to announce that Professor Padmanabhan Seshaiyer of George Mason University's Department of Mathematical Sciences in Fairfax, Virgina (USA) has completed his stay as visiting lecturer at the Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology (NM AIST-Arusha) in Arusha, Tanzania.
For more information please go here.
The Simons Foundation announces the Africa Mathematics Project.
The program is designed to enhance the mathematical capacity &productivity of recipient research groups. The project will focus on mathematicians and their graduate students at institutions of higher learning in sub-Saharan Africa. The Foundation will make competitive awards that, taken together, will total approximately 400,000 USD per year for each of the next 10 years.
For more information please go here.
CANP Pilot Program: EDIMATHS
Developing mathematics teacher educators for the sub-region of Francophone West Africa
As part of the Capacity and Networking Project (CANP), a workshop called EDIMATHS took place in Mali, from the 19th – 30th September 2011 at the University of Bamako.
The programme had more than 40 participants, approximately half from Mali and the rest from Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Niger and Senegal.
The workshop has received funding through UNESCO, ICMI, IMU, CIMPA, SCAC/Bamako, the Ministre de l'Éducation, de l'Alphabétisation et des Langues Nationales and the Ministre de l'Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche Scientifique du Mali.
The areas addressed included:
The workshop will create a website that will maintain the connection between participants and extend the collaborative work that was developed. It will also record the synthesis in the training of teachers in the countries concerned.