Dear Colleagues,
We are writing to announce a program on quantization that will run at 
Notre Dame from May 23 to June 10 of 2011.
This program is the first year of a new mathematics center at 
Notre Dame.  We apologize if you have received several copies of 
this email.
The program website is at
The program consists of 3 parts:
(1) Summer School for undergraduates, May 23 to May 28.  Students will 
study the Hamiltonian formulation of mechanics and quantization, and 
will then be introduced to semiclassical analysis of quantum systems.  
A good background in calculus with proofs, ODE, and linear algebra 
is sufficient.  Please encourage undergraduates you know to apply.  
We will pay travel and local expenses for all admitted students.
(2) A summer school for graduate students and postdocs, from May 31 
to June 4, which will include lectures by 5 experts. Please encourage 
people you know to apply for support and/or register on the summer 
school website, especially grad students and postdocs.
(3) A conference from June 6 to June 10 on mathematical aspects of 
quantization, with approximately 20 one hour talks.  See the 
conference website for information on registering and applying for support.
Best regards,

Sam Evens
Michael Gekhtman
Brian Hall
Xiaobo Liu


The University of Toronto at Mississauga (UTM)
Mathematical and Computational Sciences Society


Mississauga Math Magic

Everyone welcome.

Thursday, March 10th, 2011, 6-8 p.m.
Kaneff Centre 137  at UTM

6:10 p.m.    Artur Avila
             Shuffiling the Interval

7:10 p.m.    Dmitry Dolgopyat
             Polya Urn Models

Artur Avila and Dmitry Dolgopyat
will introduce us to some intriguing mathematics in their
presentations and will hold discussions.

Take part in discussions and grab some free food.

From: Graduate Awards
Sent: March 3, 2011 4:56 PM
Subject: SGS Conference and Travel Grants available


Presenting your research at a conference this year?

Need to travel to complete your PhD Research?

Need financial assistance to get you there?

The following SGS Award Opportunities are now available to assist you:

  • The SGS Conference Grant assists registered, full-time doctoral-stream (M.A, MA.Sc., M.Sc. and PhD (including flexible-time option PhD) students in good standing present  their research at a conference or academic meeting.
  • The SGS Research Travel Grant assists registered, full-time PhD students in the humanities or social sciences who must travel to complete their research.

For more info check out the SGS website

All SGS Award opportunities are now available on Ulife!

Visit the Ulife website for details


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The Fields Undergraduate Network (FUN) organizes
monthly meetings to explore different areas of mathematical
research. The theme as well as the host university will vary from
month to month.  All interested undergraduates and graduates
are welcome to attend.  We especially encourage participation by
members of student math societies.

For more information, please visit our website, or contact
Richard Cerezo (

Saturday, March 5, 2011
Koffler House (KP108)
569 Spadina Avenue, University of Toronto

ORGANIZERS Richard Cerezo and Sergio Da Silva (Toronto)

10:00 a.m. Networking
10:30 a.m. Question period with Hugh Williams (Calgary)
11:00 a.m. Hugh Williams, University of Calgary
           What Keeps Our Secrets Safe?
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m.  Henry Kim, University of Toronto
           The Role of L-functions in Number Theory
2:30 p.m.  Panel Discussion
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.  Leo Goldmakher, University of Toronto
                Ergodic Approaches to Number Theory

Register on-site or online.
Please visit:
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Jeremy Quastel will be teaching a new graduate course

"Kardar-Parisi-Zhang equation from particle systems"

Mondays 1-3 in Rm 210, Fields Institute.  Starting Mar 7.

The course is a part of the activities related to  Fields Institute
Thematic Program  "Dynamics and Transport in Disordered Systems".
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Dear students and faculty! 

The two world-famous mathematicians Artur Avila and Dmitry Dolgopyat 
are visiting U of T and will lead the “Mississauga Math Magic” academic 
seminar.  They will be giving academic speeches at the Mississauga 
Campus (3359 Mississauga Rd N., Mississauga, ON L5L 1C6) on 
Thursday, March 10th, 2011 from 6pm till 8pm in Room KN137. 

Artur Avila will talk about the interval exchange transformations in 
his presentation “Shuffling the Interval” (6:10 pm – 6:45 pm).  

Dmitry Dolgopyat will discuss “Polya Urn Models” (7:10 pm – 7:45 pm).

Discussions will be held after each lecture.  Refreshments 
will be provided during the break between the speeches and after 
the event.  Don’t miss it!

More information about “Mississauga Math Magic” can be found at!/event.php?eid=144427682287196

See all of you there!

Math and Computational Science Society of UTM (MCSS)

Mariya Boyko (Advertising Director of MCSS)” 

Dear Graduate Students, Faculty and Staff,

Please mark March 22nd on your calendars when the Second Annual 
Mathematics Students Talent Show will take place. The details are 
included below. If you would like to perform please get in touch 
with me sooner rather than later at 
Faculty and staff members who might like to share their talents are 
by all means welcome to participate as well.

When: 7PM TUESDAY, MARCH 22ND, 2011

Hope to see you there!

February 25 (Friday): absolute deadline to drop second (winter) 
                      term courses on ROSI; must be followed up
		      with drop form, available either on the
		      mailroom counter or at

The next important deadline is in May:  May 13 (Friday) to add
summer reading courses or master's projects to your programs.
Students who need advice on seeking an advisor for their
project should come to see me or Prof. Bar-Natan.

Hope you all have a pleasant reading week next week!
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St. George summer TA applications have been placed in their mailboxes.
The application deadline is Friday, April 1.

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CANADA/USA MATHCAMP is looking for graduate students as leaders for its 2011

July 3 to August 7, 2011
Reed College, Portland, OR

If you know anyone who may be interested, please forward this email to them.

*"Becoming a mentor at Mathcamp was the single best professional choice I
made in grad school. I say this not because it was truckloads of fun, a
pleasant break from the research routine, and the start of some wonderful
friendships, though it was all that and more. The simple joy of working with
amazingly bright and talented high school students each summer renewed my
passion for mathematics when it sagged at the end of the academic year, and
reminded me why it was worth while to keep working through all of the doubts
and difficulties on the way to my thesis.*

*At Mathcamp, I learned to give lectures that are entertaining as well as
precise and informative. No seminar audience asks tougher questions than
Mathcampers. Once you can hold the attention and respect of twenty
Mathcampers for a full hour on a sunny summer afternoon, you have nothing to
fear from any seminar or colloquium audience in the country."
* *--Sam Payne, Assistant Professor at Yale and former Mathcamp mentor*

This summer, we invite you to:

* Be a leader in a vibrant community of talented and enthusiastic
high-school students and energetic faculty.
* Teach and learn what most interests you, in an atmosphere of freedom and
* Be a friend and mentor to 110 marvelous kids.
* Be an architect of an experience that those 110 kids will cherish for

The goal of Canada/USA Mathcamp is to provide an environment where talented
high-school students can interact with world-class mathematicians, explore
advanced topics in mathematics, sharpen their problem-solving skills, and
find a true intellectual peer group. The students, mostly between the ages
of 15 and 18, with a few exceptions as young as 13, come from all over the
United States, Canada, and the world. They are taught for the full five
weeks by graduate students and professors from the continent's top colleges
and universities, and a number of researchers are invited to give guest
lectures or lecture series. (This year we'll have John Conway, Avi
Wigderson, Moon Duchin, Sarah Koch, Jim Belk, Allan Adams, and Rebecca Saxe,
among others.)

We are looking for graduate students in pure and applied mathematics and
closely related disciplines who love (and are good at) both math and
teaching, and who share our enthusiasm for mentoring bright students. The
role of the graduate student mentors at Mathcamp is not a typical one: they
are not only active teachers and counselors, but are the camp's primary
leaders and organizers, helping to set the tone for the entire program.
There is no set curriculum: each mentor conceives and plans his or her own
classes. Beyond academics, mentors help to cultivate the rich life of the
camp by planning activities, setting camp policy, and serving as residential
counselors -- essentially running the camp.

The ideal candidate for this job must be ready to think of her- or himself
as a partner, not an employee. We seek interesting and creative
personalities to help bring the camp alive (and make it an exciting place to
work). Mentors must be willing to take responsibility and display immediate
initiative when the situation demands it; but they must also be good at
communicating and working with others to achieve broader goals. Flexibility
and tolerance for a certain degree of chaos are a must. Since women and
minority students often face a shortage of role models in mathematics, we
are especially eager to recruit mentors from these groups.

We may also be interested in hiring one mentor with experience in
Olympiad-level problem solving as a problem-solving instructor. As with
every mentor, this instructorship includes the opportunity to design and
teach classes in topics of interest (but, for this special position, with an
orientation towards problem solving when possible). Additionally, the
problem-solving instructor creates and coordinates the weekly team
problem-solving competition.

If you think you may be interested in being a Mathcamp mentor this summer,
please contact Eric Wofsey ( for more information
about the job and how to apply. If you are interested in being a problem
solving instructor, please specify this in your email. Equal consideration
will be given to all applications received by Tuesday, March 1, 2011.

Thanks for your interest in Mathcamp!

- Eric Wofsey ( for the Mathcamp 2011 Hiring

P.S. For more details about the camp, see our website:


Commitment to Nondiscrimination

The Mathematics Foundation of America does not discriminate on the basis of
gender, race, creed, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital
status, or sexual orientation in the administration of its educational
programs, admissions policies, employment practices, financial aid, or any
other programs. At Canada/USA Mathcamp, we strive to create a diverse
community that welcomes students and faculty from all backgrounds; we feel
that this diversity is one of our greatest strengths.

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