2012 CRM Junior Visiting Positions

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Date: Wed, 07 Dec 2011 10:54:19 +0100
From: crm <crm@crm.sns.it>
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Dear Professor,

Dear Doctor,

The "Centro di Ricerca Matematica Ennio De Giorgi" invites applications
to the Junior Visiting Programme for 2012.
3 Junior Visiting positions are offered each one carrying a monthly
grant of approximately 2.000 Euros for a period of two years starting
from October 2012. An additional grant of 1.000 Euros per year will also
be made available for research purposes (travel, or invitations).

No teaching duty are requested.

The junior visitors are requested to partecipate to the  scientific
activities of the Centre such as intensive periods, workshops and seminars.

Full details about the Junior Visiting Programme 2012 and the
application process can be found at:


With best regards.

Mariano Giaquinta
Centro di Ricerca Matematica
"Ennio De Giorgi"
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Prof. Arthur’s course to start January 16th

Please note that the following course will be starting
the week after next:

Automorphic Forms and Representation Theory II: 
Automorphic Representation and the Comparison of Trace Formulas
J. Arthur 	

MWF 11, in BA 6183
First class: Monday, January 16

The wClips Seminar

Dear Students and Others,

With help from my students, in the next semester I will be running the "wClips
Seminar", which will be a combination of a class, a seminar, and an
experiment. All are invited to join; we will be meeting on Wednesdays at noon
at a location that will soon be announced (on the URL below) and the first
meeting will take place in the first week of classes, on Wednesday January 11,

The "class" part of this affair is that we will slowly and systematically go
over my in-progress joint paper with Zsuzsanna Dancso, "Finite Type Invariants
of W-Knotted Objects: From Alexander to Kashiwara and Vergne" (short "WKO",
and see http://www.math.toronto.edu/drorbn/papers/WKO/), section by section,
lemma by lemma, and covering all necessary prerequisites as they arise (though
a certain amount of mathematical maturity will certainly be assumed). Though
wClips will not be on the departmental course listing and you cannot take it
for credit.

The "seminar" component is the usual. Occasionally people other than me will
be telling the story.

The "experiment" part is that every lecture will be video taped and every
blackboard will be photographed and everything will be immediately put on the
WKO website, so that at the end we will have along with the paper a "video
companion" - series of video clips explaining every bit of it. The paper will
be mathematically self-contained, yet in addition every section thereof will
include a link/reference to the corresponding clip in its video companion. And
every video clip will have its written counterpart in one of the sections of
the paper.

Feel free to join or follow remotely at
http://www.math.toronto.edu/drorbn/papers/WKO/! Also, please let me know if
you want to be added to the wClips mailing list.


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PhD opportunities in numerical modelling: MEDGATE

We are looking to recruit talented students from across a range of 
science and maths disciplines.

MEDGATE is an EU-funded project which will support 9 PhD students and 
a post-doc.

The aim of the research is to reconstruct past flow patterns through 
the two marine gateways that linked the Mediterranean and Atlantic 
before the Strait of Gibraltar formed ~5 million years ago.  
MEDGATE is a multidisciplinary research project involving geochemistry, 
sedimentology, micropalaeontology, numerical modelling and 
seismic interpretation.

All successful applicants will undertake fieldwork in Spain and Morocco 
and receive unparalleled technical and transferable skills training 
equipping them for careers in both academia and the hydrocarbon 
industry. The salary package is frankly amazing.

For more details and an application form please visit 

Dr Rachel Flecker,
Bristol University
School of Geographical Sciences
University Road
Bristol BS8 1SS, UK

Tel: +44 (0)117 33 17267
Fax: +44 (0)117 928 7878
e-mail: r.flecker@bristol.ac.uk
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SMS Summer School in Probabilistic Combinatorics

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From: Laura Alyea <commsp@cms.math.ca>
Date: 2011/12/6
Subject: [cmath] Séminaire de mathématiques supérieures (SMS)
To: cmath@cms.math.ca

Séminaire de mathématiques supérieures (SMS)


June 25-July 6, 2012 / 25 juin-6 juillet 2012

Probabilistic Combinatiorics / Combinatoire probabiliste

The SMS is an annual summer school in pure and applied mathematics that takes place on the campus of the University of Montreal. The SMS brings together extremely high quality lecturers and students from all over the world. The school is targeted towards mainly advanced graduate students and it consists of roughly 12 courses of around five one-hour lectures each spread over two weeks.

Le SMS est une école d’été annuelle en mathématiques pures et appliquées qui a lieu sur le campus de l’Université de Montréal.  Le SMS réunit des conférenciers de très haut calibre et des étudiants provenant du monde entier. L’école cible principalement des étudiants gradués de niveau avancé et consiste en une série d’environ 12 cours donnés sous forme de 5 conférences d’une heure, chacune présentée sur une période de 2 semaines.

Organizing Committee / Comité d’organisation

CARP research group  http://cg.scs.carleton.ca/~luc/carp/

Louigi Addario-Berry, McGill University

Luc Devroye, McGill University

Bruce Reed, McGill University

Confirmed speakers / Conférenciers:

Nikhil Bansal, IBM Research

Hamed Hatami, McGill University

Penny Haxell, University of Waterloo

James R. Lee, University of Washington

Colin McDiarmid, University of Oxford

Yuval Peres, Microsoft Research

Alex Scott, University of Oxford

Perla Sousi (UNiversity of Cambridge)

Prasad Tetali, Georgia Institute of Technology

Eric Vigoda, Georgia Institute of Technology

Peter Winkler, Dartmouth

Sponsors/ Organismes subventionnaires

Combinatorics, Algorithms, Randomization and Probability Group, Montreal

Canadian Mathematical Society / Société mathématique du Canada

CRM-Centre de recherches mathématiques

Fields Institute

ISM-Institut des sciences mathématiques




Free Public Lecture

Kumar Murty (University of Toronto)
Saturday, December 10, 2011, 6:00 pm
Ryerson University, Atrium of the George Vari
Engineering and Computing Centre

The TAU of Ramanujan

Ramanujan's story is as amazing as his mathematics. Being largely
self-taught, he emerged from extreme poverty to become one of the
20th century's most influential mathematicians. His is a phenomenal
"rags to mathematical riches" story. In this talk, we look at one aspect
of Ramanujan's life and legacy and use it as a backdrop to explore his
Tau: the essence of his creativity.

Kumar Murty got his B.Sc from Carleton University and Ph.D. from 
Harvard University.  After a year each at the Institute for Advanced Study 
(Princeton) and the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (Mumbai), 
he joined Concordia University as an NSERC University
Research Fellow. In 1987, he moved to the University of Toronto 
where he has been ever since. He is currently the Chair of the 
Department of Mathematics.

Kumar's field of research is number theory, algebraic geometry and 
their applications to information technology. For many years, 
he was Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the Ramanujan Mathematical 
Society and an editor of Transactions of the American Mathematical Society.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a Fellow of the 
Fields Institute. This year, he was elected a Foreign Fellow of 
the National Academy of Sciences (India). Other honours include 
a Steacie Fellowship, the Coxeter-James Prize, the Balaguer Prize (joint
with his brother Ram) and an "Inventor of the Year" award of the 
University of Toronto.
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AARMS Summer School 2012 at Memorial University


The 11th annual Summer School of the Atlantic Association
for Research in the Mathematical Sciences
(AARMS) will be held in the Department of Mathematics
and Statistics on the St. John's campus of Memorial
University of Newfoundland, from July 16 to August 10,

The summer school is intended for graduate students
and promising undergraduate students from all parts of
the world. Each participant is expected to register for
two of the courses. Each course consists of five ninety-minute
lecture sessions each week. These are graduate
courses approved by MUN and we will facilitate transfer
credit to the extent possible.

Emphasis this year is on Combinatorics and Algebra

Combinatorial Designs & Graph Decompositions,
by Darryn Bryant, University of Queensland

The Probabilistic Method and Random Graphs, by
Pawel Pralat, Ryerson University

Hopf Algebras and Applications, by Nicolas
Andruskiewitsch, University of Cordoba, and Leandro
Vendramin, University of Buenos Aires

Lie Theory, by Alberto Elduque, University of

For more information, or to express
interest in attending, send
email to mikhail@mun.ca or
dapike@mun.ca. You can visit the
AARMS Web site:

2012-13 Mackenzie King Scholarships

Student Application Deadline to SGS: Wednesday February 1, 2012



There are 2 types of Mackenzie King Scholarships:  the “Open” Scholarship and the “Travelling” Scholarship. Both were established to support graduates of Canadian universities who are pursuing graduate studies.  Further information about these scholarships can be obtained here:  http://www.mkingscholarships.ca/index-e.html


Mackenzie King “Open” Scholarship

Open to graduates of any Canadian university who are pursuing postgraduate (Master’s or Doctoral/PhD) study in any field, in Canada or elsewhere. Its value has been $10,000.00, but could be subject to change.  Only 1 “Open” Scholarship is awarded annually at the National competition – applicants interested in applying need be aware of the extremely competitive nature of the award.


Mackenzie King “Travelling” Scholarship

Open to graduates of any Canadian university who are pursuing postgraduate (Master’s or Doctoral/PhD) study in either the United States or the United Kingdom in the subject area of international relations or industrial relations (these aspects also included within law, history, politics and economics).  This scholarship has previously been awarded to 4 individuals annually ($11,000.00 each), but the number and value could be subject to change.



  • If a candidate is offered an award, they are not permitted to accept the award in conjunction with any other major award totaling over $15,000 (NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR, etc.) – however, this amount is subject to change.
  • At the time of this application, applicants must either be currently studying in a Canadian university or be a graduate of a Canadian university (and be pursuing graduate studies).


Nomination Process

Departments are not responsible for nominating students for this competition – students must submit their entire application package in hard copy directly to the Graduate Awards Office (Rm 202, 2nd floor, 63 St.George Street) by the deadline. Late applications, or late application materials, will not be accepted.


Application Package for both scholarships:

(if applying to both scholarships, indicate so at the top of the application form)

  • Sheets “A” and “B” (each must be typed, clearly state “Sheet A” and “Sheet B” at the top along with the applicant’s name – details regarding these sheets are found on the application form)
  • Certified copies of transcripts from all universities attended (ROSI transcripts are not acceptable). Certified photocopies International transcripts may be made at the Graduate Unit and submitted with the application.
  • 3 Letters of Reference Total:

Two letters from:

  • person under whom the applicant has taken major work at university and is able to give a critical evaluation of the applicant’s plans for graduate study
  • senior colleague with whom the applicant has been associated in academic teaching/research and is able to give a critical evaluation of the applicant’s plans for graduate study

And one letter from:

  • from a person who can ascribe to the same descriptions above or at least has intimate knowledge of the applicant’s record and ability and is able to give a critical evaluation of the applicant’s plans for graduate study

Each reference letter must clearly state the name and contact information of the referee and must also be signed by the referee; the referee must also seal the letter and sign across the seal


*In order to avoid the loss or misplacement of documents, applicants must assemble the entire application package and submit it themselves in hardcopy to the Graduate Awards Office by the deadline.*


Important Notes

  • It is the responsibility of each applicant to ensure that the content within the application form is correctly entered, that all required supporting documentation is provided and adheres to all specified limitations, and that the complete application package is submitted no later than the GAO deadline.
  • Applicants will not be notified of any missing documentation after the application has been submitted.
  • Documentation that is sent directly to the Board that administers these scholarships will not be considered in this competition.



  • All applicants will be notified in March on whether or not their application will be forwarded on to the official competition (UofT is only permitted to nominate 2 individuals for the “Open” Scholarship and 2 individuals for the “Travelling” Scholarship).
  • Decisions in this national competition are usually announced by end of May.



Wednesday February 1st, 2012

  • The entire application package must be received at the Graduate Awards Office (63 St.George Street, Rm 202, 2nd floor) in hardcopy no later than 4pm on Wednesday February 1st, 2012 (office-hours are 10am-4pm).


Please feel free to contact me with any further questions,


Erin McMahon

Awards Officer, Federal

University of Toronto, School of Graduate Studies

63 St. George Street, Toronto ON, M5S 2Z9

P: 416-978-8260 F: 416-971-2864



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Studc Fields Trip, Dec. 9 – CMS 2011 Winter Meeting

Dear Students,

On behalf of the Fields Undergraduate Network and the Canadian 
Mathematical Society's Student Committee, I would like to invite 
you to four math events that are being held this Friday.

Lecture by Professor Craig G. Fraser on the 
History of Complex Analysis, 
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (James Room)

Lunch with Professor Fraser at Richtree (444 Yonge Street), 
12:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion on the Role of Mathematics in Industry, 
2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. (Windsor Room)

CV Writing Workshop (pre-register here, 
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (James Room)

All events (except lunch) take place at the Delta Chelsea Hotel, 
which is located at 33 Gerrard Street.

If you'd like to come to lunch, please RSVP by this Thursday at 
noon to richard.cerezo@alumni.utoronto.ca

Lastly, please follow the links below to see posters for the events,

Lecutre on the Origins of Complex Analysis Poster
Panel Discussion and CV Workshop Poster

Richard Cerezo
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Ecole Polytechnique, Paris Internships for Students

This message is to let you know that updated information about the Internship Program for International Students 
at Ecole Polytechnique in the Summer 2012 can be found on the following webpage:

Flyer: https://gargantua.polytechnique.fr/siatel-web/linkto/?objectId=DOCF0021000001BF000000000000104F00000000

Some of the internship subjects offered are listed at:

In addition, students can apply for an internship in any research group within one of the 22 laboratories at Ecole Polytechnique:

Application forms can be downloaded at:

The official deadline for us to receive full applications from partner institutions is on December 15, 2011.

We are planning to extend the deadline until December 23, 2011 to leave more time for students who might have examinations to gather their application.

We would be interested in hosting advanced undergraduate and graduate students from the University of Toronto through this program:

We hope to have the chance to host in 2012 the first students from the Faculty of Arts & Science and the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering through this program.
Feel free to contact me and my colleague Cécile Vigouroux, in charge of the Internship Program, if you need further information.

Best regards,
Sylvain Ferrari

Sylvain Ferrari 
Associate Vice President for International Development
Vice Presidency for External Relations 
Ecole Polytechnique 
Route de Saclay 
91128 Palaiseau Cedex 
Tel: +33 1 69 33 39 43 
Fax: +33 1 69 33 39 54
e-mail: sylvain.ferrari@polytechnique.edu
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