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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 Research School Group Actions on Algebraic Varieties held at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, Peru, September 4-15, 2017

This CIMPA school has been of great importance to the region, as it allowed fruitful interactions among
many of professors and students from Latin-America working in Algebraic Geometry. Equally important
is the fact that they had the chance to interact with well-known experts from France and Russia, crucial
for networking and future joint projects.
From the opinions collected from the participants and lecturers, it is safe to say that this CIMPA School
was a success, for it open the way for future interaction between Latin-American researchers and their
European counterparts, and it motivated students to start or continue working in Algebraic Geometry.
Moreover, since this area of mathematics is at an initial stage in Peru, the CIMPA School has provided
many research ideas and projects to be developed by potential undergraduate and graduate students.

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


 

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.

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

World Meeting for Women in Mathematics

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The IMU Committee for Women in Mathematics (CWM) welcomes the mathematical community to the World Meeting for Women in Mathematics
(https://www.worldwomeninmaths.org) 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
America.

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
www.application.heidelberg-laureate-forum.org  for the online application
and further information. The deadline for applications is February 9, 2018.

2017 AMMSI-PHILLIP GRIFFITHS PRIZE WINNER

 

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.

Report on Topology Ecuador 2017 held at the University San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador, 14 - 18 August 2017

The conference Topology Ecuador provided a meeting point for over 60 topologists from Latin America, North America and around the world. The scope was broad, ranging from homotopy theory to noncommutative geometry, with the goal of establishing collaborations and boundary crossings both geographically and between areas of expertise. The conference created an inviting atmosphere for informal interactions going beyond sharing mathematical work. The talk “Diversity and Inclusivity in Mathematics” by Moira Chas initiated discussions about the mathematical community and raised awareness. Students got to know potential PhD supervisors and vice-versa. For the report go here.

Report on III. International Conference on Symmetries, Differential Equations and Applications (SDEA-III) was held at Istanbul Technical University, Turkey, 14-17 August 2017

The third SDEA was dedicated to Centenary of Noether's Theorem. This conference, as intended to concentrate on most of the recent advances in the applications of Lie groups including a wide area of topics in interdisciplinary studies in theoretical and applied sciences. The aim was to bring together academicians and researches from all over the World. The SDEA-III was a successful conference by providing a productive forum for academicians and students from not only Mathematics and Physics but also other branches such as Engineering and Social Sciences to discuss and share the latest developments in the theory and applications of Lie groups.

Selected papers of SDEA-III will appear in Journal of Physics: Conference Series (JPCS) and The Springer Proceedings Book Series.

SEAD-III is part of a series, with the SEAD-I held in Johannesburg, South Africa dedicated to the bicentenary of Evariste Galois in 2012 and SEAD-II held in İslamabad, Pakistan in 2014, dedicated to the 150 years of the presentation of James Clerk Maxwell on his Theory of Electromagnetism to the Royal Society.

To read the report on SEAD-II go here.For further information visit the SEAD-III website.

 

Report on EMALCA Ecuador 2017 was held in the University San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador, 7-11 August 2017

The main goal of the EMALCA (Escuelas de Matemáticas de América Latina y el Caribe ) Ecuador 2017 was to serve as a stepping stone towards strengthening the topology community in the Latin American region and as a springboard for the community of Ecuadorian mathematicians working in the areas of algebra, topology and geometry. It was expected to promote the collaboration between the mathematicians in the Ecuadorian community and other countries in Latin America, specially neighbouring countries, to give access to students in Ecuador and neighbouring countries to specialized courses that are not regularly offered in their universities, to provide the undergraduate students with the relevant information concerning graduate studies possibilities and to produce academic material in the form of lecture notes which will be written in Spanish.

Academic material will be produced in the form of lecture notes of the three courses and will be written in Spanish. This material will be available freely on the website of USFQ.

To read the report go here.