October 5, 2012 - The MET School in Providence is working with their 11th graders on intense math prep work -- they will take their NECAP exam in mid-October. The school held their annual "mathlete retreat" at ICERM as a celebration/stress-reducer/math fun day. ICERM wishes these young "mathletes" the best of luck with their NECAP exams!
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Helps Fund Blackwell-Tapia Conference
October 4, 2012 - The Sloan Foundation has provided partial funding for the Blackwell-Tapia Conference 2012 at ICERM, which honors the inspired leadership of David Blackwell and Richard Tapia by showcasing mathematical excellence by minority researchers and efforts to address underrepresentation.
ICERM would like to thank the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for its support.
The conference will be held November 9-12, 2012. For more information, visit the conference website.
New Scientific Advisory Board Members Named
September 25, 2012 - We are pleased to announce the following individuals have accepted appointments to ICERM's Scientific Advisory Board (SAB):
- Michael Brenner (Harvard)
- Cynthia Phillips (Sandia)
- Richard Schwartz (Brown)
- Yuri Tschinkel (NYU)
- Peter Winkler (Dartmouth)
ICERM's Scientific Advisory Board is responsible for approving the programs and scientific activities of the Institute. In addition, the SAB is involved in shaping the direction of the scientific enterprise through specific suggestions of thematic programs and of program organizers. Three of the seats on this Board are reserved for senior representatives of Google, IBM, and Microsoft.
We would also like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank four founding members who are stepping down from the Scientific Advisory Board this fall: David Gabai, Rick Kenyon, Don Saari, Bernd Sturmfels, and Eli Upfal.
ICERM Welcomes its Newest Cohort of Postdoctoral Fellows
September 5, 2012 - With the start of its fall 2012 semester program (Computational Challenges in Probability) comes a new group of ICERM postdocs. We're pleased to welcome two Postdoctoral Institute Fellows and four Postdoctoral Fellows.
John von Neumann Lecture Awarded to ICERM Board Member John Ball
August 20, 2012 - The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) awarded the 2012 John von Neumann Lecture to ICERM Board of Trustee member Sir John Ball of the University of Oxford in recognition of his deep contributions to our understanding of the mechanics of materials via the calculus of variations and other branches of mathematical analysis. Read more >>