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SEAMS School - Partial differential equations for image processing: theory and numerics, Thailand, January 3 – 12, 2018

This school was the first active SEAMS school concerning numerical analysis and
scientific computing of partial differential equations in Thailand. It testifies the ability of
the Silpakorn Dept. of Mathematics to participate in South East Asia (ASEAN)
cooperation. The conference introduced a basis of the theoretical and numerical
mathematical analysis to study partial differential equations arising in image
processing. Theoretical lectures were complemented by practical sessions through
scientific Python software.
A website and a chat group were created to facilitate exchanges between students,
lecturers and organizers. A drive, accessible directly from the website of the school,
contains the lectures, the python script and the list of exercises.

The report can be found here.
For more information please visit the official website.


CIMPA school on Explicit Number Theory, South Africa, January 8-19, 2018

The CIMPA research school “Explicit Number Theory" was organized by CIMPA in conjunction with The University of the Witwatersrand. It was held at The University of the Witwatersrand from the 8th to the 19th of January 2018. Forty participants from 18 countries attended the conference including 16 from South Africa and 24 from other countries: 2 from Benin, Congo, Ghana, India, and Pakistan, 1 from Algeria, Austria, Croatia, Egypt, France, Japan, Israel, Ivory Coast, Mali, Perù, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, and Sudan.

For more information you can visit the offical website and read the report.

15th Discussion Meeting in Harmonic Analysis was held at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, December 18 - 21, 2017

The conference titled 15th Discussion Meeting in Harmonic Analysis was held at the Department of Mathematics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore from December 18th to December 21st, 2017. A total of 85 participants attended the conference of which 16 were from outside India. A series of 4 lectures were given by Professor Andrei Lerner (Bar-Ilan University, Israel) on Sparse bounds and sharp weighted inequalities. There were 24 other talks (of 35 minutes duration) mostly by young mathematicians from India. The talks covered a wide range of topics in harmonic analysis.

For information please see the website.

World Meeting for Women in Mathematics


The IMU Committee for Women in Mathematics (CWM) welcomes the mathematical community to the World Meeting for Women in Mathematics
( a satellite event of the ICM 2018.
The conference will bring together mathematicians from all over the world to
think about and discuss gender issues in mathematics, its challenges,
initiatives, and perspectives for the future, with a strong focus on Latin

The World Meeting for Women in Mathematics will take place at Riocentro convention center on July 31, 2018.
Its program includes research talks, group discussions about gender issues
in mathematics, a panel discussion and poster presentation.
There will also be a tribute to Maryam Mirzakhani.


Heidelberg Laureate Forum 2018

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The 6th Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF) will take place in
Heidelberg, Germany during September 23-28, 2018.

Applications for participation at the 6th HLF are open in three
categories: Undergraduates, PhD Candidates, and PostDocs. See the webpage  for the online application
and further information. The deadline for applications is February 9, 2018.

AMINSE 2017 - The Third International Conference held at the Tbilisi State University, Georgia, December 6-9, 2017

“The Third International Conference on Applications of Mathematics and Informatics in Natural Sciences and Engineering” was held at Ilia Vekua Institute of Applied Mathematics (VIAM) of I. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (TSU).
The aim of AMINSE 2017 is to bring together scientists to discuss their research results in all aspects of Mathematics, Informatics, and their Applications in Natural Sciences and Engineering. The conference was dedicated the 80th Birthday of Professor David Gordeziani (1937-2015). He was a director of the institute from 1986 to 2006. For the report click here. The poster can be found here and the program here

7th East Asian Conference on Algebraic Topology (EACAT), India, December 1-6. 2017

The East Asian Conference on Algebraic Topology (EACAT) is a biannual
conference on the broad area of Algebraic Topology. The seventh conference
of this series was held at IISER Mohali, India, during December 01-06,
2017. The conference was organised jointly by IISER Mohali and IIT Ropar.
There were a total of 33 talks on various aspects of Algebraic Topology by
experts from 07 countries. A proceedings of EACAT consisting of
contributed articles by some speakers and some well-known topologists from
the region is under preparation and will be published by Springer. We
gratefully acknowledge support from the CDC of IMU.

For the abstract booklet go here.

For the poster go here.

CIMPA Research School in Complex Geometry and Applications, Senegal, November 20th - December 2nd, 2017

The scientific topics discussed during this research school approved by CIMPA were Complex Geometry and their Applications. The objective was an introduction to recent developments in complex multi-variable geometry (with analytical concepts such as positivity, currents, pluri-sub-harmonicity and operators of Lelong-Poincaré and Monge-Ampère, etc.) in various directions: the holomorphic dynamics into several complex variables, the deformation of complex geometrical structures into "tropical" structures, the toric geometry and its relation to the real convex geometry, and finally the transposition to the real framework of concepts until then inherent in the complex framework (pluri-sub-harmonicity, operator of Monge-Ampere, positive currents, Lelong-Poincaré or Monge-Ampère equations); the questions of diophantine geometry (heights of schemes or arithmetic cycles, theory of the arithmetic intersection or Arakelov, the theory of pluri-potential in the framework non-Archimedean) were also be mentioned.

The report (in French) can be found here.



Since 2016, the AMMSI-Phillip Griffiths Prize is awarded annually to an African mathematician, living in Africa, who has made outstanding contribution to mathematics, application of mathematics or promotion of mathematics, as evidenced by research and impact of the work. In 2017, the AMMSI-Phillip Griffiths Prize has been awarded to Professor Philibert Nang.

Professor Nang is an internationally recognized scholar based in Gabon, where he plays an important role for the local mathematical community. He is a specialist in Algebraic Analysis, a field incorporating several important branches of mathematics like Partial Differential Equations, Algebraic Geometry, Representation Theory and Singularity Theory. The continuing focus of his research, theory of D-modules, is a vast extension of the concept of flat connection in differential and algebraic geometry. D stands for the ring of differential operators on a smooth space and D-modules are essentially systems of solution sets of differential equations, focusing on their extensions across singularities of the system and of the underlying space.


Early in his career he undertook the study of D-modules invariant under the action of an algebraic group. Among his main scientific contributions are important classification results for these so-called equivariant D-modules in terms of explicit algebraic invariants. For that body of work, Professor Nang was awarded the 2011 Ramanujan Prize for young mathematicians from developing countries. In more recent publications, he continues to contribute fundamental results to the field. He masterfully uses highly sophisticated tools like perverse sheaves, derived category or representation theory. His work thus impacts a wide range of areas of mathematics.

Professor Nang has also made notable contributions to mathematical development in his home country of Gabon. He is full professor and Head of the Research Laboratory of Mathematics, École Normale Supérieure of Libreville, as well as serving as President of the Mathematical Society of Gabon.

9th EMALCA, Bolivia, September 11-23, 2017

The "9na Escuela de Matemática de América Latina y el Caribe" in
Bolivia took place at Universidad Mayor de San Andrés in La Paz,
located at an elevation of about 11,811 feet above sea level. The aims
of the school were to put young students in contact with relevant
topics of current interest and to encourage the most outstanding to
continue postgraduate studies.  Professors Wolfgang Kliemann (Iowa
State Universtity), Rafael Labarca (Universidad de Santiago de Chile),
Martin Sambarino (Universidad de la República de Uruguay) and  Daniel
Juan Pineda (Universidad Nacional de México) gave two talks each one.
Professors Milton Jara (Instituto de Matemática Pura e Aplicada), Luz
de Teresa (Universidad Autónoma de México), Mario Ponce (Pontificia
Universidad Católica de Chile) and Adolfo Guillot (Universidad
Autónoma de México) gave four courses of six sessions each. Nine
students from Peru and thirty students from Bolivia, from whom ten
were not from La Paz, participares of this two weeks undergraduate

For the scientific report go here.