International Association of Mathematical Physics

News Bulletin September 2005

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  1. Announcements
  2. New Members
  3. Messages from Associate Members
  4. Conferences
  5. Positions Available
  6. Bryce DeWitt (1923 – 2004)

  1. Dear Members,

    Please check your address on our website at If the address details are incorrect please let Jean Claude Zambrini () and also Volker Bach () know of any changes, as Jean Claude Zambrini will shortly be mailing the proceedings of the ICMP 2003 to you.

    Yours sincerely

    David Brydges, President
    Jakob Yngvason, Vice President
    Ruedi Seiler, Secretary
    Volker Bach, Treasurer

  2. New Members:

    Raouf ChouikhaUniversité de Paris 13, Villetaneuse, France
    Marc de MontignyUniversity of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    Alexander ZuevskyMoscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Moscow, Russia
  3. Messages from Associate Members:

    The instructions for invoking discounts are on our website at under "detailed information". In particular, the procedure for Springer-Verlag will change to: In order to receive the Springer discount on books, please send your order details and the complete shipping address to Mr Tobias Weiß at Springer in Heidelberg, Germany. His coordinates are below:

    Tobias Weiß
    Product Manager - Physics & Astronomy

    Tiergartenstr. 17, 69121 Heidelberg, Germany
    Tel +49 (0) 6221 / 487-82 74
    Fax +49 (0) 6221 / 487-83 31
  4. Conferences:

    Upcoming conferences listed on the IAMP webpage:

    1. Sep. 4 – 17, 2005: Fundamental Problems in Statistical Physics XI, Leuven, Belgium.
    2. Oct. 3 – 7, 2005: Semi-groupes d'opérateurs, équations d'évolution et théorie spectrale en physique mathématique, Organisateurs: V. Zagrebnov (Prof., Univ. de la Méditerrannée), E.-M. Ouhabaz (Prof., Univ. Bordeaux 1).
    3. Nov. 10 – 13, 2005: Quantum Transport and Excitations from Macro to Nanoscale, Aalborg University, Denmark
  5. Positions Available:

    Prof. Ludwig Streit would like to draw your attention to the positions mentioned below available in the International Graduate College "Stochastics and Real World Models"

    In the framework of an International Graduate College (International Research Training Group, supported by DFG) we offer fellowships, for a PhD program starting January 1, 2006 (in special cases also from October 2005), for up to 3 years duration.

    The program is organized by the Bielefeld University Mathematics Department in cooperation with the Departments of Economics and of Physics, and together with the Chinese Academy of Science in Beijing. Doctorate degrees will be awarded by one of the three Departments of Bielefeld University. The interdisciplinary training and research program is oriented towards the study of modern methods in stochastics and their application in physics and in economics. A structured course program will enable students to undertake research projects without undue delay. Lectures and courses by visiting scientists, as well as the exchange program with China will further contribute to a broad and internationally viable education.

    Graduates (Master level) from the aforementioned three fields with a pronounced interest in mathematics and its interdisciplinary applications are encouraged to apply (as a rule candidate should not be older than 28 years).

    For further information consult also

    Deadline: 30.09.2005. Post-deadline applications may possibly also be considered.

    Please submit your application with CV, copies of diplomas and certificates, a sketch of your research interests, and the names and e-mail addresses of two referees, to

    Prof. Dr. Michael Röckner
    Fakultät für Mathematik
    Universität Bielefeld
    Postfach 100131
    D-33501 Bielefeld
  6. Bryce DeWitt (1923 – 2004):

    Bryce DeWitt died on September 23, 2004 in Austin, TX. He was awarded posthumously the Einstein Prize of the American Physical Society, given to a single individual for outstanding achievement in theory, experiment or observation in the area of gravitational physics. It was presented to Cecile DeWitt-Morette on April 17, 2005 at the meeting of the APS. A special colloquium in honor or Bryce DeWitt took place on April 20, 2005 at The University of Texas at Austin. Professor Luis Alvarez-Guame of CERN was the featured speaker with additional presentations made by Richard L. Hall, Kip S. Thorne, Steven Weinberg, and David Gleeson.