International Association of Mathematical Physics
News Bulletin January 2007
page shows the latest news items about Mathematical Physics.
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- IAMP Early Career Award
- Have You Voted Already on Change of the Statutes and By-Laws?
- New members
- Conference announcements
- Wolf Prizes
- New books
IAMP has instituted a prize called The IAMP Early Career Award. The rules are the following:
- The prize will be awarded at the International Congress of Mathematical Physics (ICMP) 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 not earlier than 18 months following the last ICMP and not later than 6 months before the next ICMP, to the President and to the Secretary by e-mail, and a fax or a hard copy should follow the e-mail. The call for nominations will be posted on the IAMP website and the link will be sent by e-mail to the IAMP members.
- The recipient of the prize will be selected by a committee of 5 members determined by votes within the EC. There will be two separate ballots. The first ballot shall select the Chairman who will be chosen from among the members of the EC. The second ballot shall select the other four members from a list constructed by the EC with the advice of earlier recipients of the prize. The EC 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 selected candidate.
A Vote on Change of the Statutes
and By-Laws. In the previous bulletin issue we have presented
the General Assembly and Executive Committee recommendation on the statutes
and by-laws update which would make our decision mechanisms
appropriate to the electronic age. To make it valid, it must be approved
by the old rules, by a postal ballot, in other words, the members have to vote .
By the deadline of December 31 a large number of us did vote, and there are
all reasons to believe that a dominant majority wishes the change. However, the
number of votes received by the secretariat is not sufficient to make
the ballot valid. We and urge the colleagues who have not yet expressed their opinion to do so. The ballot form can be found here. Please do not miss this opportunity;
if we approve the change voting would be a matter of a single click, in a sheer
contrast to what we have to do presently!
New members: The following colleagues recently
joined the Association
| Giuseppe Benfatto
| Universita' degli studi di Roma Tor Vergata, Italy
| Guido Gentile
| Universita' di Roma Tre, Italy
| Eugene Kanzieper
| Holon Institute of Technology, Israel
| Vieri Mastropietro
| Universita' degli studi di Roma Tor Vergata, Italy
- Conferences supported by IAMP financially (type B):
- The Electron is Inexhaustible (a conference on the occasion of J�rg Fröhlich's 61st birthday), ETH Zurich, Switzerland; July 2-6, 2007
(announced already earlier, the URL added)
- Conferences supported by IAMP morally (type C):
- Joint Physics/Mathematics Workshop on Quantum few-body Systems,
Aarhus University, Denmark;
March 19-20, 2007.
- Lie Theory and Its Applications in Physics,
Varna, Bulgaria; June 18-24, 2007.
- Seventh International Conference Symmetry in Nonlinear Mathematical Physics,
Institute of Mathematics, Kiev, Ukraine; June 24-30, 2007.
- 6th International Workshop on Pseudo Hermitian Hamiltonians in Quantum Physics,
City University of London, United
Kingdom; July 16-18, 2007.
- International Workshop on Topological Quantum Computing,
Hamilton Mathematics Institute TCD, Dublin, Ireland;
September 10-14, 2007.
- 10th Quantum Mathematics International Conference (QMath10),
Moeciu, Romania; September 10-15, 2007.
The Wolf Foundation announced its
2007 prizes, in particular
- The Wolf Prize in Mathematics will be jointly awarded to Professor Harry Furstenberg, of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, "for his profound contributions to ergodic theory, probability, topological dynamics, analysis on symmetric spaces and homogenous flows"; and to Professor Stephen J. Smale, of the University of California, Berkeley, USA, "for groundbreaking contributions that have played a fundamental role in shaping differential topology, dynamical systems, mathematical economics, and other subjects in mathematics."
- The Wolf Prize in Physics is shared by Professor Albert Fert, of the Unit� Mixte de Physique, France, and Professor Peter Gruenberg, of the Juelich Research Center, Germany, "for their independent discovery of the giant magnetoresistance phenomenon, thereby launching a new field of research and applications known as spintronics, which utilizes the electron spin to store and transport information."