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Society News:

1. Reminder for Workshop Proposals Pre/Post ICIAM 2011

Other News:

2. Call for Nominations for CRM-Fields-PIMS Prize

3. News from the Fields Institute

4. Tenure Track Position (Fluid Dynamics), University of Alberta

5. CAIMS*SCMAI E-News Information

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Reminder: Closing Deadline for Workshop Proposals Before/After
ICIAM, Sept. 15th.

CAIMS/SCMAI invites workshop proposals from any branch of applied
mathematics. This thematic programme is intended to coincide with the
holding of ICIAM 2011 in Vancouver, July 18th -22nd, 2011. The objective of
the proposed programme is to attract high quality international participants
to a series of focused workshops held shortly before/after ICIAM, both to
showcase the strengths of the Canadian Applied Mathematics community, and
improving participation at ICIAM.

It is envisaged that typical workshops will be 3 days long, possibly with an
additional day for a short introductory lecture course. Other formats are
possible, as long as they fit well within the overall programme objectives.
Funding for these workshops (applications are pending) will come from a
combination of PIMS and MITACS sources, and is intended to cover local costs
of participants. In order to propose a workshop, please complete the
attached short proposal form (all instructions included) and submit
electronically before September 15th 2009.

Best wishes,

Ian Frigaard

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CRM-Fields-PIMS Prize: Call for Nominations

The Centre de recherches mathematiques (CRM), the Fields Institute, and
the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) invite
nominations for the joint CRM-Fields-PIMS prize, in recognition of
exceptional research achievement in the mathematical sciences. The
candidate’s research should have been conducted primarily in Canada or in
affiliation with a Canadian university.

The prize was established as the CRM-Fields prize in 1994. Renamed in
2005, the 2006 and later prizes will be awarded jointly by all three
institutes. Previous recipients are: H.S.M. Coxeter, George A. Elliott,
James Arthur, Robert Moody, Stephen A. Cook, Israel Michael Sigal, William
T. Tutte, John Friedlander, John McKay, Edwin Perkins, Donald Dawson,
David Boyd, Nicole Tomczak-Jaegermann, Joel Feldman, Allan Borodin and
Martin Barlow.

The selection committee, formed by the three institutes, will select a
recipient for the 2010 prize on the basis of outstanding contributions to
the advancement of the mathematical sciences, with excellence in research
as the main selection criterion.

A monetary prize will be awarded, and the recipient will be asked to
present a lecture at each of CRM, the Fields Institute, and PIMS.

Nominations should be submitted by November 1, 2009 by at least two
sponsors of recognized stature, and should include the following elements:
3 supporting letters, curriculum vitae, list of publications, and up to
four preprints. Nominations will remain active for two years. At most
one prize will be
awarded during any academic year.

Electronic Submissions only:

Questions may be directed to

David Brydges
Deputy Director PIMS

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News from the Fields Institute

Some future activities which may be of interest to members of the CAIMS:

– Thematic Program on Foundations of Computational Mathematics in fall
term, 2009
This program will focus on
Computational Algebraic Geometry and Symbolic Computation;
Computational Number Theory;
Computational Geometry, Topology, and Dynamics;
Complexity and Computability in Real Computation;
Optimization Theory

Three workshops are planned:

Discovery and Experimentation in Number Theory, September 22-26, 2009
Complexity of Numerical Computation, October 20-24, 2009
Computational Differential Geometry, Topology, and Dynamics, November 17-21

The Distinguished Lecture Series will be delivered by Hendrik w. Lenstra, Mathematisch Instituut, Universiteit Leiden on September 10 – 13, on Modelling finite fields.
The Coxeter Lecture Series will be given by va Tardos, Department of Computer Science, Cornell University on November 23 – 25.
See for more

– Thematic Program on Quantitative Finance in winter/spring term, 2010.

There will be four workshops:

Foundations of Mathematical Finance, January 11-15.
Numerical Methods in Finance, March 22-24.
Financial Econometrics, April 23-24
Financial Derivatives and Risk Management, May 24-28, 2010.

There will also be at least four “Industrial-Academic Forums”, bringing together financial experts from the business and academic worlds, and the 6th World.

The Congress of the Bachelier Finance Society will be held June 22-26,
2010, in conjunction with the thematic program.

The Distinguished Lecture Series will be delivered by Darrell Duffie,
Dean Witter Distinguished Professor of Finance at The Graduate School
of Business, Stanford University. See

There will also be several two day Industrial-Academic Forums, dates
to be established:

Financial Engineering and Insurance Mathematics
Emissions trading and other market–based solutions to environmental problems
Structured products
Systemic stability and liquidity

and three graduate courses:

Foundations of Mathematical Finance
Foundations of Mathematical Finance
Interest rates and credit risk
The Nathan and Beatrice Keyfitz Lecture in Mathematics and the Social
Sciences will be given by Robert C. Merton (Harvard Business School)
on April 16, 2010. See…

– Thematic Program on the Mathematics of Drug Resistance in Infectious
Diseases in the summer, 2010. See for
more information.

– Thematic Program on Dynamics and Transport in Disordered Systems, in
the winter/spring term, 2011. See 11/disorderedsys for
up-to-date information.

Some further events, not connected with our thematic programs:
Thursday September 10 to Sunday September 13, Workshop on Adaptive Movement of Interactive Species
Workshop on Adaptive Movement of Interactive Species, September 10-13, 2009
Centre for Math in Medicine Seminar Series ,Gregory Chaitin, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Centre, will speak on Mathematics, Biology and Metabiology, Friday, September 25, 3:30 pm. The speaker on Friday, October 9 will be
Dr. Naveen K. Vaidya, Los Alamos National Laboratory.
The annual CRM-Fields-PIMS Prize Lecture will be delivered by Martin
Barlow, University of British Columbia, and is entitled The ant in the
labyrinth: random walks and percolation on Thursday, October 1 at 3:30
An IFID Conference on Retirement Income Analytics will take place on
Wednesday, November 25.
A workshop on Modelling Indirectly or Imprecisely Observed Data will be held at the University of Western Ontario on December 10 – 12.
There are also regular seminars, such as the Centre for Mathematical
Medicine Seminar Series, the Colloquium/Seminar in Applied
Mathematics, the Toronto Quantum Information Seminars, the Actuarial
Science & Financial Mathematics Group Meetings, the PRMIA Risk
Management Seminars, the Fields Industrial Optimization Seminar, the
Seminar Series on Quantitative Finance, and the Fields Symposia on the
Mathematics of Transportation.

Some deadlines for proposals:

Thematic programs: March 15, August 31.
Workshops, seminars, conferences, summer schools: February 15, June
15, October 15.
Distinguished Lecture Series in Statistical Sciences (nominations):
March 15, Oct. 15
The Distinguished Lecture Series (nominations): March 1, September 15.
CRM-Fields-PIMS Prize: November 1.
Postdoctoral Fellowships: December 15 (although late applications
are considered until all available positions are filled)
Visiting memberships: no special deadlines, but early application
is advised.

Consult for further information.

For more information on all activities at the Institute, please see

To be informed directly of upcoming Scientific Activities, please
subscribe to our emailing list at

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Fluid Dynamics Tenure Track Position, University of Alberta

The Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, at the University of Alberta, invites applications for a tenure-track position in the general area of fluid dynamics at the Assistant Professor level. Appointment at a higher level may be possible under exceptional circumstances. We offer an excellent research environment with a normal teaching load of three courses per year.
The University of Alberta has one of the leading Mathematics Departments in Canada and has strong connections with other mathematical institutes, such as the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS), Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems (MITACS), and the Banff International Research Station (BIRS). For information about the Department, please visit our website at For information about the Fluid Dynamics Group, see

The successful candidate will hold a PhD or international equivalent; have established accomplishments and outstanding promise in research; as well as a strong commitment to graduate and undergraduate teaching. We seek an individual who will complement the department’s existing expertise in turbulence, waves and shock theory, stratified fluids, hydrodynamic stability, physical oceanography and climatology. In addition to developing a strong research program, the successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, including mathematical fluid dynamics, numerical methods and advanced partial differential equations.

Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching profile outlining experience and interests, and at least three confidential letters of reference. Review of applications will begin on November 13, 2009; however, the competition will remain open until filled. Early applications are encouraged.

Interested applicants may apply to:

Arturo Pianzola, Chair
Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB Canada T6G 2G1


Competition No. – A10019298
Closing Date – Will remain open until filled.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians
and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit. We are
committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome
diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men,
including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities,
and Aboriginal persons

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CAIMS*SCMAI E-News Information

CAIMS*SCMAI E-News is distributed electronically several times a year
by the Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society/Societe
Canadienne de Mathematiques Appliquees et Industrielles

Past issues are available on the web at Submissions are welcome and
should be sent in plain text format to:

Abba Gumel, CAIMS-SCMAI Secretary,

The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent those of the
Board or Membership of CAIMS*SCMAI. The editorial policy of this
publication is to encourage the discussion of issues and facilitate
the dissemination of information relevant to Canadian applied and
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