International Association of Mathematical Physics

News Bulletin January 2009

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Contents:

  1. The new Executive Committee

  2. A message from the president

  3. A call for bids for the ICMP in 2012

  4. New members

  5. Forthcoming meetings


  1. The new Executive Committee.

    The new Executive Committee of the IAMP that took office on January 1, 2009:


  2. 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.

    Pavel Exner


  3. A call for bids for the ICMP in 2012

    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 .


  4. 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 Helsinki, Finland
     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
     Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Ploiesti, Romania
     Hector Sanchez-Morgado
     Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
     Manu Paranjap
     Universite de Montreal, Canada

    We welcome them heartily!

  5. Conference announcements

    Here we mention a forthcoming meeting supported by the IAMP (type B),

    and others recognized by the IAMP (type C):