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E-News March 14, 2012

Editor: Sharene Bungay (


Society News

1.  CAIMS 2012 Annual Meeting
2.  2012 CAIMS/PIMS Early Career Award Announcement
3.  2012 CAIMS Research Award Announcement
4.  CAIMS Membership

5.  CAIMS*SCMAI E-news Information

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CAIMS 2012 Annual Meeting

The 2012 CAIMS Annual Meeting is scheduled June 24-28, 2012, hosted by
the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences…

We invite you all to attend.  The deadline for submission of abstract
and minisymposia has been extended to March 31, 2012.  See further
details at…

The deadline for early registration is March 15, 2012.…

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CAIMS is pleased to announce that the 2012 CAIMS/PIMS Early
Career Award in Applied Mathematics has been awarded to
Prof. Theodore Kolokolnikov, Dalhousie University.

Prof. Kolokolnikov has been given this award for his highly
influentual contributions to the study of pattern formation
in systems governed by nonlinear differential equations.

Prof. Theodore Kolokolnikov is a versatile researcher who has made
significant contributions to the study of phenomena modeled by
nonlinear differential equations. He uses a wide range of mathematical
techniques including asymptotic methods, PDE theory, complex analysis,
dynamical systems, special functions, and scientific computation.
He combines these diverse tools in novel ways to derive precise,
quantifiable predictions about the shape and dynamic behaviour of
solutions of differential equations.  His work is motivated by and has
wide applications to the natural sciences. These include such varied
topics as models of laser fusion, patterns in chemical reactions,
phytoplankton distribution in oceans, hot spots in mircowave heating,
models of crime, cell aggregation in chemotaxis, and biological swarming.

Prof. Kolokolnkov obtained his PhD from University of British Columbia
in 2004. He held postdoctoral positions at University of Brussels and
at Chinese University of Hong Kong. He joined Dalhousie University in
2006, where he is currently an Associate Professor.

The award consists of a cash prize of $1,000 and a commemorative plaque
that will be presented at the CAIMS Annual Meeting in Toronto in June
2012.  Prof. Kolokolnikov will deliver a plenary lecture at the meeting
as part of the award ceremony.

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CAIMS is pleased to announce that the 2012 CAIMS*SCMAI Research Prize
has been awarded to Prof. Troy Day, Queen’s University.

Prof. Day has been given this award for his wide-ranging mathematical
contributions to the analysis of diverse evolutionary systems and his
fundamental development of new mathematical tools and methodologies to
study problems, such as ecological change and infection control.

It is increasingly recognized that evolutionary biology sits at the core
of many big questions of current significance, all the way from changes
in the ecology of our planet to disease control. And new results in this
huge area depend critically on mathematical analysis.  Prof. Troy Day
is a mathematical biologist whose work over the past 15 years spans the
evolution of animal life histories and the reproductive processes,
stochastic evolutionary dynamics, the modelling of infectious disease
evolution, and, more recently, the mathematical development of general
evolutionary theory.

Prof. Day is currently a Professor and Tier II Canada Research Chair
in Mathematical Biology at Queens University.

The award consists of a cash prize of $1,000 and a commemorative plaque
that will be presented at the CAIMS Annual Meeting in Toronto in June
2012.  Prof. Day will deliver a plenary lecture at the meeting as part
of the award ceremony.

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CAIMS Membership

Membership of our society is very important, so please renew your
membership today!  Even if you have renewed, you might encourage a
colleague to join.

You can renew, or they can obtain, a CAIMS membership online at or on paper by filling out the form available at and sending it, together
with payment, to our CAIMS treasurer, Dhavide Aruliah (Faculty of
Science, University of Ontario Institute of Technology,
Oshawa ON L1H 7K4 Canada).

Membership rates are very reasonable: $60 for the year (just $20 if
you are a student or retired, or currently between jobs). We also have
very reasonable lifetime membership rates.

I probably don’t have to sell you on the benefits of CAIMS membership,
but they are many relative to the price.  My main reason for membership
is to support our society of energetic and innovative applied and
industrial mathematicians, keeping our community’s profile high in
the academic community.  CAIMS awards several prizes, including the
Cecil Graham Doctoral Dissertation awards which recognizes our talented
PhD students, the CAIMS/SCMAI research prize, and the Arthur Beaumont
Distinguished Service Prize.  CAIMS membership also gives you access
to the CAIMS email list, a good way to keep up with developments in our
community. It also allows you electronic access to the Canadian Applied
Mathematics Quarterly. Having a CAIMS membership even gives a reduced
rate on SIAM membership.

So please, renew your membership today, if you haven’t already.

With my best wishes,
Matt Davison, on behalf of the CAIMS-SCMAI membership committee

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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:

Sharene Bungay, 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
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