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The new Executive Committee.
The new Executive Committee of the IAMP that took office on January 1, 2009:
A message from the president
The new Executive Committee assumed office at the beginning of the year. On behalf of my colleagues and myself I want to thank the Association members for electing us to steer our community matters. Let me also wish you a happy and successful year 2009.
The IAMP is in existence for thirty three years which at a human life scale is considered to be the point to reflect and to set goals for the mature life. In the first third of a century we achieved important things. We built a structured organization which promotes research in mathematical physics having its triennial congresses, supporting conferences, spreading information and communicating with the outer world. The Association has more than twelve hundred members over all continents and it is keen to distinguish those who achieved important results in our science area.
Not everything is rosy, though. The most part of IAMP activities is carried by a relatively small part of the membership which definitely does not enlarge with time. The number of young people joining the Association is not sufficient and many excellent members of the mathematical-physics community, young and old, do not feel urge to join. We are obviously doing not enough to be attractive for all colleagues sharing our scientific interests.
The IAMP is, of course, such as we make it. The Executive Committee and its officers are committed to help it to become stronger and more attractive but we cannot succeed without your support. Member activity is a conditio sine qua non of the future flourishing of the Association.
One particular opportunity is at hand. Following the three year cycle, the 16th congress of the IAMP will be held this summer. A part of the programe will be the meeting of the General Assembly where we can discuss what we have achieved and what we want to improve. Equally important, you can influence the congress scientific programme by your contributed talk proposals. Let us hope this-year ICMP will give our Association a new impetus.
As usual in the congress year we have to choose, in particular, the site of the next ICMP. The congresses are vital for our community and to make a good choice it is desirable to have proposals from different parts of the world. We encourage colleagues from mathematical-physics centres, especially those which have not yet hosted an ICMP to think about making a bid; the rules are summarized in the ICMP Organization and selection of congress site .
New members: The following colleagues recently
joined the Association
| Søren Fournais
|| University of Aarhus, Denmark
| Bernard Helffer
|| Universite Paris Sud, Orsay, France
| Osanobu Yamada
|| Ritsumeikan University, Shiga, Japan
| Rajai Alassar
|| King Fahd University
of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia
| Jani Lukkarinen
|| University of
| Alexander Silenko
|| Belarusian State
University, Minsk, Belarus
| Peter Müller
|| Ludwig-Maximilians-Universit&t, Munich, Germany
| Abdelmalek Abdesselam
|| University of
Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
| Gabriel Eduard Vilcu
University of Ploiesti, Ploiesti, Romania
| Hector Sanchez-Morgado
|| Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
| Manu Paranjap
|| Universite de
We welcome them heartily!
Conference announcementsHere we mention a forthcoming meeting supported by the IAMP (type B),
and others recognized by the IAMP (type C):