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This is the closing bulletin for the term of the 2003-2005 Executive Committee. The departing Executive Committee members are Yosi Avron, David Brydges, Klaus Fredenhagen, Philippe Martin, Vincent Rivasseau, Ruedi Seiler, Jakob Yngvason.
Thank you entrusting us with the welfare of IAMP and a happy new year to you all.
David Brydges, President
Jakob Yngvason, Vice President
Ruedi Seiler, Secretary
Volker Bach, Treasurer
Results of the election and new Executive Committee: The Executive Committee for the years 2006–2008 is formed from the twelve leading in the recent election, namely
|H. T. Yau||85|
We wish the new Executive Committee every success and we thank the twelve other members
who also agreed to stand for election. The votes were independently counted by Ms Downes and Ms Grub at the Technische Universität Berlin.
New Officers: We are very pleased to announce, for the new Executive Committee, that the officers for 2006--2008 are
|Eric Carlen||Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA|
|Anna De Masi||University of L'Aquila, L'Aquila, Italy|
|Bernard Derrida||Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS), Paris, France|
|Genady Grabarnik||IBM TJ Watson Research Center, Hawthorne, USA|
|Svetlana Jitomirskaya||University of California, Irvine, USA|
|Fabio Martinelli||Università de Roma, Rome, Italy|
|Tasos Tsoularis||Massy University, Auckland, New Zealand|
|Scott Walck||Lebanon Valley College, Annville, USA|
Messages from Associate Members:
Kam Ming Siong from World Scientific has sent us the following information about Franco Strocchi's new book.
An upcoming conference listed on the IAMP webpage:
Announcement of new journal:
International Journal of Mathematical & Computer Sciences. Note that some of the editors are members of IAMP.
Nominations for Herman Weyl Prize requested
The chair of the Selection Committee,
|J.-P. Gazeau (chairman)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
requests us to send nominations directly to all of the members of the committee before the deadline 15 February, 2006.
The third Herman Weyl Prize Prize should be awarded at the 26th International Colloquium organized by J. Birman and S. Catto in New York (the Graduate Center of the City University of New York), June 26-30, 2006. The previous Prizes were awarded to Edward Frenkel, Nikita A. Nekrasov, For further details please see http://www.ccr.jussieu.fr/group24/HermanWeyl.html.
Raoul Bott, one of the great mathematicians of our time, died early Tuesday, December 20, 2005 at the age of 82. Only months earlier had he learned that he was suffering from lung cancer.
Raoul enjoyed life in many ways, including his interactions with mathematical physics and mathematical physicists. He took part in early Battelle meetings, spent two months with his family as an "observer" at the Les Houches summer school of 1970, and enlivened numerous other special occasions. Both his stimulating participation and his entertaining lectures at the Cargèse summer schools on mathematical physics in 1979, 1987, and 1991 were legend. Raoul often asked me when the next meeting would take place and whether circumstances might allow him to attend.
On the occasion of Raoul turning 80, his former student Loring Tu wrote a short biography that can be viewed at http://arxiv.org/abs/math.HO/0201027?front. An interesting interview in the Notices of the American Mathematical Society can also be found at http://www.ams.org/notices/200104/fea-bott.pdf.
For the last year of his life, Raoul and Phyllis moved from Cambridge to live close to one of their daughters near San Diego, California. We remember Raoul both as a friend, and for his positive view of humanity that touched everyone who met him.
21 December 2005