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Cecil Graham Doctoral Dissertation Award 2012

April 15, 2013

CAIMS is pleased to announce that the 2012 Cecil Graham Doctoral Dissertation Award has been awarded to Dr. Vladislav Buksthynov, who completed his doctoral degree at McMaster University under the supervision of Professor Bartosz Protas. Dr. Buksthynov’s Ph.D. thesis was entitled “Computational Methods for the Optimal Reconstruction of Material Properties in Complex Multiphysics Systems”. This…

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CAIMS•SCMAI Research Prize 2013

March 13, 2013

CAIMS is pleased to announce that the 2013 CAIMS•SCMAI Research Prize has been awarded to Prof. Neil Balmforth, University of British Columbia. Prof. Balmforth’s research has focused on the modeling and analysis of problems in classical fluid mechanics, complex geophysical flows, and viscoplastic flows. His work combines asymptotic analysis, dynamical systems theory, and stability theory together with a…

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CAIMS/PIMS Early Career Award in Applied Mathematics 2013

March 13, 2013

CAIMS and PIMS are pleased to announce that Prof. Serdar Yuksel of Queen’s University has been awarded the 2013 CAIMS/PIMS Early Career Award in Applied Mathematics.  Prof. Yuksel received his MSc in 2003 and PhD in 2006, both from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, under the supervision of Tamer Basar.  Subsequently, he did postdoctoral…

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CAIMS 2012

June 24, 2012

The CAIMS 2012 meeting will be held at the Fields Institute for Research in the Mathematical Sciences, Toronto, June 24-28th, 2012. We are grateful to the Fields Institute for their support of this conference. Please see the CAIMS 2012 Official Website for more details including information on registration. The meeting will feature the following themes……

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NSERC Long Range Plan for Mathematical and Statistical Sciences

May 16, 2012

The NSERC Long Range Plan for Mathematics and Statistics Research will be presented at the CAIMS Board Meeting and AGM, on June 24 and 27. At the request of NSERC, the Canadian mathematics and statistics communities will engage in a long range planning exercise to develop a long-range plan (LRP) will allow the communities to…

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2012 Nerenberg Lecture

March 19, 2012

The 2012 Nerenberg Lecture was delivered by The Rt. Hon. Christopher Monckton, Third Viscount Monckton of Brenchley at the University of Western Ontario on March 19th 2012. The following information about the event is take from the University of Western Ontario’s website for this event Premise:Mathematics is the lingua franca of the sciences. Few speak…

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Nerenberg Lecture: The Courtier’s Conundrum (Christopher Monckton)

March 19, 2012

Mathematics is the lingua franca of the sciences. Few speak it. Today’s statesmen and the handful of courtiers they have time to trust must often go beyond their expertise. This is the Courtier’s Conundrum: how can the inexpert adviser advise expertly? Margaret Thatcher’s six policy advisers were not scientists. Yet they often gave scientific advice,…

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2011 Nerenberg Lecture: A Fourth Phase of Water (Gerald Pollack)

March 11, 2012

The 2011 Nerenberg Lecture was given by Gerald Pollack at the University of Western Ontario on March 30th, 2011. Prof. Pollack is part of the Systems and Quantitative Biology group at the University of Washington where his research areas include: Interfacial Water and Energy, Cell Biology and the Molecular Basis of Biological Motion. The following…

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Nerenberg Lecture: It IS Rocket Science (Steve MacLean)

May 1, 2010

Probably everyone connected with mathematics knows that revealing your con- nection leads to reactions like: “Eeew, mathematics; I was never any good at that in school.” It’s like announcing that you have some communicable disease. Com- plementary to this is the expression, “well, it’s not rocket science,” meaning that you, dummy, should be able to…

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Announcement of a new International Mathematics of Planet Earth (MPE) Competition

September 25, 0206

A second international MPE competition for science museum exhibits (modules) was announced at the Next Einstein Forum in Dakar, Senegal on March 10 2016. The competition is organized jointly by Mathematics of Planet Earth (MPE), the International Basic Science Program (IBSP) at UNESCO, the International Mathematical Union (IMU), the International Commission of Mathematical Instruction (ICMI)…

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