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XVth International Congress on Mathematical Physics. As we all know the Rio congress and the related Young Researcher Symposium passed successfully, with many interesting talks - you can refresh your memories of the program here - and discussions, all in a very beautiful environment. We are grateful to Vladas Sidoravicius and the whole local organizing committee for their efforts, in particular, for the way they handled the difficult situation resulting from the VARIG bankrupcy.
The next ICMP. One of the most important decisions made in Rio was about the site of the next ICMP. The following bids were made:
Change of the Statutes and By-Laws. Another important matter discussed at the General Assembly and the ensuing Executive Committee meeting was a statutes and by-laws update which would make our decision mechanisms appropriate to the electronic age. By the old rules the change must be approved by a postal ballot, i.e. members have to vote . The ballot form can be found here; the deadline is December 31 (the date in the statutes and by-laws appendices will be adjusted to the actual closing of the vote). Please do not miss this opportunity!
At the ICM in Madrid this year Fields medals were awarded. It is a
pleasure to announce that one of them went to Wendelin Werner,
who recently joined the IAMP, for his contributions to the
development of stochastic Loewner evolution, the geometry of
two-dimensional Brownian motion, and conformal field theory; we
congratulate him warmly.
The other laureates are Terence Tao, Andrei Okounkov and Grigori Perelman who - as it is generally known - did not accept the award given to him for his proof of the Poincare conjecture
New members: The following colleagues recently
joined the Association
| Driss Bria
| Universite Mohamed I,
| William Joseph Spring
| University of
Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK
|Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India
Conferences: Apart from the Congress there are several forthcoming conferences supported by IAMP:
IUPAP Young Scientist Prizes. New prizes for young researchers in all fields of physics having not more than eight years after the PhD, with a medal and a small cash award were instituted by the International Union for Pure and Applied Physics. Its Commission for Mathematical Physics (C18) will award its first prizes at the next ICMP; the call for nominations will be made in 2008.