INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS
BULLETIN for MARCH 1998
This is the first issue of the IAMP bulletin which is being
distributed primarily by email. Its format is somewhat experimental,
and may well change, in part with changing technology. Please contact
the secretary for suggestions, and/or to obtain a hard copy of the
next bulletin, at iamp@math.utexas.edu.
The first third of this particular issue of the bulletin is devoted to
an introduction to the channels by which IAMP is now communicating
with its members. The rest of the issue contains snapshots of
information from our web site.
Most of the information we want to provide to our members changes
frequently and irregularly. It is therefore well represented by links
on web pages. For instance, our web site has links to a preprint
archive and a (refereed) electronic journal devoted to mathematical
physics, through which our members can download whole papers,
obviously well beyond the capacity of a paper bulletin. Also, we
maintain a web page of conferences of interest to our members; each
conference is represented there only with minimal information such as
its name, date and site, but also with a web link for obtaining
up-to-date information (on lecture schedules, travel information etc.)
from the conference organizers.
As noted above, this issue of the bulletin contains snapshots of the
current contents of some of the pages from our web site. For those
without access to the web, these pages, and some others, are now
available in easily readable form by anonymous ftp from
ftp.ma.utexas.edu; just change to the directory called "text"
(NOTE ADDED: the directory is actually iamp/text or pub/iamp/text)
and
read the file "README" for an explanation of the files available.
Our primary web site is in Texas, at
http://www.ma.utexas.edu/iamp/index.html
and the mirror site in Geneva is at
http://mpej.unige.ch/iamp/index.html
The easist way to describe the information carried on our web site is
by reproducing our home page:
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International Association of Mathematical Physics
IAMP information
* Statement of purpose
* Bulletin
o Selections from the March 1997 issue
o December 1997 issue
* Membership list
o Associate Members
* Joining IAMP
* IAMP Congress:
o List of past Congresses
o in Brisbane in 1997
o in London in 2000
* Open Problems Section
* Positions in Mathematical Physics: available, and wanted
Other sites of interest
* Some Conferences
* AMS, EMS, SIAM
* AMS Ethics Guidelines
* Other Mathematics References
* APS, EPS
* Other Physics References
* Mathematical Physics Electronic Journal
* Mathematical Physics Preprint Archive (mp_arc)
* Los Alamos Physics Preprint Archive
* Los Alamos Nonlinear Science Preprint Archive
The original (Austin) WWW site is maintained by Charles Radin.
For the mirror site in Geneva press here.
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SOME COMMENTS ON THE ABOVE
Concerning the page for information about members; please check that
the data about you which is contained there is correct and
complete; contact the treasurer, at varadhan@cims.nyu.edu, for
changes.
There is a link to the mathematical physics archive, mp_arc
(mp_arc@math.utexas.edu), which is now growing at a rate of about 2 or
3 papers per day, and to the mathematical physics electronic journal,
mpej, now into its fourth volume.
There is a new page about jobs available, and jobs wanted, which we reproduce
below.
There is a page about upcoming conferences, which we reproduce below.
There is a new page devoted to "open problems", which we reproduce below.
There is a link to a form for joining IAMP, and a page describing how to
pay dues, both reproduced below.
FINALLY WE REPRODUCE SOME PAGES FROM OUR WEB SITE
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Positions in Mathematical Physics
Note: we will use the term "postdoc" to mean an entry-level, temporary
research position without teaching duties, and "lectureship" to mean a
temporary position, possibly entry level, with teaching duties. (Dates are
given in the form: month/year or month/day/year.)
* Positions available:
o 1/30/98, Professorship of Theoretical Physics, Chuvash State
University, phys@chgu.chuvashia.su
o 10/1/98, Lecturer, Theoretical Physics, Valencia University,
azcarrag@lie1.ific.uv.es
o 3/1/99, Chair, Complex Systems, University of Bielefeld,
http://www.physik.uni-bielefeld.de/theory/e5/jobs.html
* Positions wanted:
o Thomas Prellberg, Lectureship, in Mathematics or Physics,
http://h2.ph.man.ac.uk/~prel/home.html
o 6/7/98, Gennadiy Filipov, Postdoc or higher, in Physics,
phys@chgu.chuvashia.su
o 08/1/98, Ingo Peter, Postdoc or higher, in Mathematics or Physics,
http://www.math.ku.dk/~ipeter
o 9/1/98, Wolfgang Spitzer, Postdoc or higher, in Math or Physics,
spitzer@phoenix.princeton.edu
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Conferences (and workshops, summer schools, ...)
* 4/2/98 - 4/5/98: Connections in modern mathematics and physics (Stony
Brook)
* 5/20/98 - 5/23/98: Continued fractions: from analytic number theory to
constructive approximation (Missouri)
* 6/13/98 - 6/20/98: Dynamical Systems and Small Divisors (Cetraro,
Italy)
* 6/21/98 - 6/27/98: Celestial mechanics, separatrix splitting, diffusion
(Aussois)
* 6/22/98 - 6/26/98: Mathematical Results in Quantum Mechanics (Prague)
* 6/29/98 - 7/4/98: School - Conference on dynamical systems: from
crystal to chaos (Marseille-Luminy)
* 7/6/98 - 7/10/98: Conference on dynamical systems: from crystal to
chaos (Marseille-Luminy)
* 7/20/98 - 7/25/98: Statphys20 (Paris)
* 8/98 - 6/99: Fields Institute Program in Probability and its
Applications
* 8/4/98 - 8/8/98: C*-algebras and their invariants (Copenhagen)
* 8/17/98 - 9/2/98: XXXVIIIth Probability Summer School (Saint-Flour)
* 8/18/98 - 8/27/98: International Congress of Mathematicians (Berlin)
* 8/24/98 - 8/29/98: Mathematical Physics of polymers and percolation
(Fields Inst.)
* 9/2/98 - 9/5/98: Computational Physics (Granada)
* 10/14/98 - 10/17/98: Trends in Mathematical Physics (Knoxville)
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OPEN PROBLEMS SECTION
One of the things talked about at the Executive Committee meeting and the
IAMP General Assembly in Brisbane was the institution of a Problems Section
on our web site. It would consist of a list of interesting open problems in
mathematical physics, some volunteered and some by invitation, possibly
together with comments about their history and current status.
The format is in the experimental stage, and we shall have to see what works
best. Michael Aizenman has generously agreed to be the editor and we are
grateful to him for that. Please send your favorites to him by email at
aizenman@princeton.edu
We hope that this will turn out to be a lively section of our web site and,
therefore, it will be necessary to exercise some selection among the various
contributions. Since this material will be available {\it only} from the web
site it is important that it be readable with the minimum of technology in
order that it reach the maximum number of people. Please submit proposed
problems in plain TeX or simple Latex, without any extra fonts or input
files.
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Dues payments for the International Association of Mathematical Physics
In order to minimize administrative costs, members are encouraged to pay for
at least three years at a time.
Current annual dues have been set by the Executive Committee and may be paid
on the Web by bank credit card, billed as 120 French Francs per year and
converted by the credit card company to local currency. The credit card
billing is handled through the French representative of the Association: Dr.
Daniel Iagolnitzer, Department de Physique Theorique, Saclay, France.
In addition, dues may be paid in the following local currencies, with a
check made payable to IAMP:
US Dollars 20
Prof. Gerard G. Emch
Department of Mathematics
201 Walker Hall, University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611-8000
United States
French Francs 120
Dr. Daniel Iagolnitzer
Service de Physique Theorique, CE-Saclay
F-91191 Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex
France
(Make check payable to ICMP-Paris.)
Pounds Sterling 13
Prof. C. J. Isham
Department of Theoretical Physics
The Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College
Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BZ
England
Japanese Yen 2600
Regular account 476-1270376
Dai-ichi Kangyo Bank (Hyakumanbe Branch)
Japan
(IAMP representative: Huzihiro Araki)
Swiss Francs 30
Account No. 347047-40
Credit Suisse Geneve
CH-1211 Geneve
Switzerland
(Separately notify the treasurer so that your payment can be recorded.)
German Marks 35
Account No. 9400144
Sparkasse Bielefeld
D-4800 Bielefeld 1
Germany
(Make sure to identify payee and years to be covered by dues.)
Life membership in the Association is also available. The current
requirement for life membership is to pay the larger of dues up to age 65 or
15 years dues. Requests for life membership should be sent to the President
and must include a birth date.
Reduced dues status is available for members who permamently reside in
certain countries. Further information will be sent on request.
Other dues information may be obtained from the Vice President of the
Association:
Huzihiro Araki, Department of Mathematics , Faculty of Science and
Technology, Science University of Tokyo, Yamazaki 2641 Noda-shi Chiba-ken
278, JAPAN
The email address of the Treasurer of the IAMP is varadhan@cims.nyu.edu, of
the Vice President of the IAMP is araki@ma.noda.sut.ac.jp, and of the
President of the IAMP is lieb@math.princeton.edu.
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Joining the International Association of Mathematical Physics
To join the IAMP please fill in the appropriate boxes below and click on the
"submit button" (to send the information to varadhan@cims.nyu.edu).
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(Please give the names of two IAMP members who support your application for
membership; ask them to send a note to iamp@math.utexas.edu. If you do not
know two members then please give references to two of your published
works.)
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The Executive Committee of the IAMP consists of:
Michael Aizenman Heide Narnhofer
Huzihiro Araki (Vice President) Leonid Pastur
Sergio Doplicher Charles Radin (Secretary)
Ludwig Faddeev Robert Schrader
Daniel Iagolnitzer Herbert Spohn
Elliott Lieb (President) S.R.S. Varadhan (Treasurer)