International Association of Mathematical Physics
News Bulletin April 2008
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- New members
- Prize nomination reminders
- Forthcoming meetings
- A journal announcement
New members: The following colleagues recently
joined the Association
| Faqir Bhatti
| Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan
| Alessandro Giuliani
| Universita di Roma Tre, Italy
Prize nomination reminders
In addition to the main, well established prize of the IAMP, there are
two new awards targeting young researchers in mathematical physics.
Since a proper recognition of achievements is important for the
Association, all the members are encouraged to think about the best
candidates for all the prizes and to come up with nominations.
The Henri Poincaré Prize
sponsored by the Daniel Iagolnitzer Foundation
was created in 1997 to recognize outstanding contributions in
mathematical physics, and contributions which lay the groundwork for
in this broad field. The Prize is also created to recognize and support
young people of
exceptional promise who have already made outstanding contributions to
the field of
mathematical physics. The prize is awarded every three years at the
International Congress of Mathematical Physics (ICMP) and in each case,
is awarded to three individuals. A list
of previous winners can be found here.
Nominations for the 2009 Prize, which is to be awarded at the ICMP in Prague,
can be made to any current member of the Executive Committee of the IAMP.
There is no prescribed format for a nomination but the following information will help the selection committee with its task:
Please use email for your nomination; you will receive an acknowledgment
that your nomination has been received. To ensure full consideration please submit
your nominations by November 30, 2008.
- listing or description of the scientific work in support of the nomination
- a recent cv of the nominee
- a proposed citation should the nominee be selected for an award
The IAMP Early Career Award was instituted recently; it will be given for the first time at the ICMP in Prague. The rules are the following:
Nominations should be made not later than on February 3, 2009.
The prize will be awarded in recognition of a single achievement in
mathematical physics. The total prize value amounts to 3000 Euro and is
reserved for scientists whose age in years since birth on July 31 of
the year of the Congress is less than 35
- A nomination for the prize should include the name of the
candidate accompanied by a brief characterisation of the work singled
out for the prize. Members of the IAMP should send their nomination or
nominations to the President and to the Secretary by e-mail, and a fax or a hard copy should follow the e-mail
- The recipient of the prize will be selected by a committee of 5
members determined by votes within the EC which shall decide the
membership of the committee within one month of the expiration of the
deadline for nominations
- The Committee may consider candidates that have not been nominated
by the members. The names of committee members will remain confidential
within the EC until the prize ceremony. The IAMP will make every
reasonable effort to make attendance at the ceremony possible for the
The IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Mathematical Physics.
This prize is awarded triennially to at the most three young scientists satisfying the following criteria:
The awards will again be given for the first time at the ICMP in Prague; the deadline for nominations is August 3, 2008.
The recipients of the awards in a given year should have a maximum of 8
years of research experience (excluding career interruptions) following
their PhD on January 1 of that year
- The recipients should have performed original work of outstanding scientific quality in mathematical physics
- Preference might be given to young mathematical physicists from developing countries
There is a new meeting supported by the IAMP (type B),
and several others recognized by the IAMP (type C):
- Rigorous Results in Statistical Mechanics and Quantum Field Theory, Feza Gursey Institute, Istanbul, Turkey; June 12-20, 2008
- Operator Theory, Analysis, and Mathematical Physics, Bedlewo, Poland; June 15-22, 2008
- Summer School Current
Topics in Mathematical Physics, ESI, Vienna; July 21-31, 2008 (a reminder, announced earlier)
A journal announcement
The Mathematical Physics Section of Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical has become a "e;featured section"e; which
involves giving free access to selected articles and special issues.