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New call of the IMU-CDC Graduate Assistantships in Developing Countries Program (GRAID)

CDC/ GRAID

The Program provides modest support for emerging research groups, working in a developing country listed in Priority 1 or 2 of the IMU Definition, making it possible for them to fund their most talented students to study full-time and pursue a Master or PhD graduate degree in mathematics.
 
We invite applications from Teams consisting of a Principal Investigator plus his or her research group and an International Partner by March 15, 2021.
 
The Principal Investigator should be a university professor in mathematics holding a PhD, working at a university or research centre in a developing country listed in Priority 1 or 2 of the IMU Definition, who is already training mathematics Master’s or PhD students and who is part of a research group. The International Partner should be a mathematician working at a university or research centre not based in any of the countries listed in Priority 1 or 2 of the IMU Definition. At the time of application there should be an active and ongoing collaboration between the International Partner and Principal Investigator.
 
This program is managed by the GRAID Subcommittee and the American Mathematical Society.
 
For more information please visit https://www.mathunion.org/cdc/scholarshipsgraduate-scholarships/graduate-assistantships-developing-countries
 
Call for Donations to the GRAID Program
Funding for GRAID is provided by voluntary donations from mathematicians or mathematical institutions worldwide. IMU-CDC acknowledges and encourages donations to GRAID that can be done via the Friends of IMU website http://friends-imu.org/donate/#graid.

 

2020 CIMPA Research School on Functional Analysis and Applications, South Africa, 13-24 January, 2020

The "2020 CIMPA Research School on Functional Analysis and Applications" was held at the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa during the period 13-24 January, 2020. The aim of the research school was to bring together postgraduate students and early researchers, who are within five years of graduation with their PhD, of South Africa’s higher institutions and those of the neighbouring countries who are working in the fields of functional analysis. The research school introduced them to different topics in functional analysis and gave them a broad knowledge on functional analysis and applications. The research school was also a tool for discussion and exploration of research collaboration in functional analysis. The participants had the opportunity to receive through mini courses theoretical and computational sides of several topics in functional analysis other than their areas of study.

For more information please go here.

IMU BREAKOUT GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS AWARDED

IMU-Breakout Graduate Fellowships (BGF) awarded

The BGF Selection Committee of the CDC has completed during the month of September the evaluation of the nominations to BGF program received for the 2020 call. Three students have been awarded a BGF grant to complete a PhD program at their home countries: Benin, Indonesia and Uganda.

IMU-CDC very much appreciates the generous donations from all the Breakthrough Prize winners with which the BGF grants are funded.

The 2021 call will be announced in due time.

More information in: https://www.mathunion.org/cdc/scholarships/graduate-scholarships/imu-breakout-graduate-fellowship-program

See also the interesting article by Della Dumbaugh appeared in the September 2019 Issue of the AMS Notices. https://www.ams.org/journals/notices/201908/rnoti-p1294.pdf

IMU-CDC Graduate Scholarships GRAID awarded

IMU-CDC Graduate Scholarships GRAID awarded

The Selection Committee has completed during the month of July the evaluation of the applications to GRAID (Graduate Research Assistantships in Developing Countries) program received for the 2020 call. Three research teams of Benin, Nepal and Ivory Coast have been awarded a GRAID grant to support one PhD student each. A team of Cameroon has received a grant to support one PhD student and two MS students.

GRAID program is funded thanks to kind donations from mathematicians or mathematical institutions worldwide. IMU-CDC very much appreciates all the donations that are welcome, via the Friends of IMU website http://friends-imu.org/donate/#graid

The 2021 call of GRAID program will be announced in due time.

More information in: https://www.mathunion.org/cdc/scholarships/graduate-scholarships

African Workshop on Mathematical Optimisation, South Africa, 11-15 November, 2019

The "African Workshop on Mathematical Optimisation" was held at the University of Zululand, South Africa during the period 11-15 November, 2019. With the target of introducing state of the art methods and developments in mathematical optimization, the school addressed a variety of topics in this field. Main topics included linear and non-linear programming, stochastic optimization, large scale optimization, dynamic optimization, multilevel programming and game theory along with computational optimization, specifically metaheuristics.

For more information please go here.

 

CIMPA School on Group Actions in Arithmetic and Geometry, Indonesia, 17-28 February, 2020

The "CIMPA School on Group Actions in Arithmetic and Geometry" was held at the Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia during the period 17-28 February, 2020. The lectures were held by 12 lecturers from 4 different countries. There were 65 participants (not including the lecturers) from 11 countries. The program of the school was designed to give a wide variety of instances of actions of groups in arithmetic and geometry. The topics which were covered included: finite fields, coding theory, covering spaces, representation theory, modular forms and Galois theory.

Further information can be found here.

For the report go here.

16th Discussion Meeting in Harmonic Analysis, India, 16-19 December, 2019

The "16th Discussion Meeting in Harmonic Analysis" was held at the Indian Institute of Science Educaton and Research, Bhopal, India during the period 16-19 December, 2019. This conference is the most important activity in the area of harmonic analysis in India and is conducted once in every two years. The main goal of the conference is to provide young researchers with a platform in order for them to interact with the leading experts in this area. There were around 95 participants at the conference, with participants from all around the world. The conference featured about 25 research talks by invited speakers and participants along with a poster session by young researchers.

For the report go here.

Research School on Quantum Symmetries, Colombia, 25 June-5 July, 2019

The Research School on Quantum Symmetries was held in Bogota, Colombia during the period June 24 - July 5, 2019. The research school took place in two weeks (10 working days). The meeting consisted of a series of lectures (six mini-courses, one hour and a half for days every mini-course), each mini-course with three problem-sessions, two research talks, one public lecture (given by Eric Rowell),  two training sessions, a poster session and a reception. All conferences and activities, except for the public lecture, were held in English.

For the report go here.

ICCGNFRT, India, 16 - 19 October, 2019

The "International conference on Class Groups of Number Fields and related topics" was held in Allahabad, India during the period 16-19 October, 2019. The conference covered a wide range of topics related to algebraic number fields, which is an active area of research in number theory. A number of internationally renowned experts from these areas where hosted, who shared their research and expertise to the researchers from India and other neighboring countries like Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Sri Lanka.

For the report go here.

CIMPA School on Finsler Geometry and Applications, India, 5-15 December, 2019

The CIMPA School on Finsler Geometry and Applications was held at the Baharas Hindu University, India, during the period 5-15 December, 2019. There were seven coordinated courses related to current research on Finsler Geometry. These courses were taught by renowned experts of the field. There were 55 registered participants including 5 CIMPA participants and 26 participants from various outstation institutions of the country like TIFR Mumbai, IMSC Chennai, CMI Chennai, IISER Mohali, IISER Bhopal, IISER Tirupati, Central University of Punjab etc. The remaining 24 participants were from different institutions of Varanasi.

Organizer: Bankteshwar Tiwari, DST- Centre for Interdisciplinary Mathematical Sciences, Institute of Science, BHU Varanasi-221005, INDIA.

Co-Organizer :Athanase Papadopoulos, Institut de Recherche Mathematique Avancee, Universite de Strasbourg et CNRS, France.

Members of scientific Committee:

- Athanase Papadopoulos (Institut de Recherche Mathematique Avancee, Universite de Strasbourg et CNRS, France)

- Norbert A'Campo (Univ. Basel, Switzerland)

- S.G. Dani (UM-DAE Center for Excellence in Basic Sciences, Mumbai, INDIA)

- Krishnendu Gangopadhyay (IISER, Mohali, INDIA)

- Riddhi Shah (JNU, New Delhi, INDIA)

For more information go here