New ICERM Director Announced

Collaborate@ICERM: Our Newest Program

Research Nugget: Limits of Permutations

Opportunities for Early-Career Researchers
ICERM invites early-career researchers to participate in its programs.

Graduate Students: ICERM welcomes applications from graduate students who wish to spend between 6 weeks and one semester at ICERM to participate in one of its semester-long programs. ICERM offers support for travel to the institute and local accommodations.

Graduate students who present a poster at an ICERM workshop are typically awarded funding for local accommodations.

Postdocs: ICERM brings early-career mathematicians to the institute in order to support and expand their research and to create lasting career collaborations and connections. There are three ways to participate as a Postdoctoral Fellow in an ICERM semester program:

  1. Postdoctoral Institute Fellows: The institute funds two academic-year postdoctoral positions that include a stipend and benefits. Each Institute Postdoc is a research participant in either the fall or spring semester program and is matched with a faculty mentor for the entire academic year. Apply via
  2. Postdoctoral Semester Fellows: These postdoctoral researchers are associated with a specific program and are in residence for that semester, supported by a monthly stipend and benefits. Apply via
  3. Postdoctoral Visitors: Postdoctoral researchers with support from their home institutions can apply for travel and/or lodging support to participate in an ICERM semester program.

Upcoming ICERM Programs and Events
Semester Programs
Fall 2015: Computational Aspects of the Langlands Program (September 9 - December 4, 2015)
Spring 2016: Dimension and Dynamics (February 1 - May 6, 2016)
Fall 2016: Topology in Motion (September 6, 2016 - December 9, 2016)
Spring 2017: Singularities and Waves In Incompressible Fluids (January 30 - May 5, 2017)
Topical Workshops

Mathematics in Data Science (July 28-30, 2015)
Numerical Methods for Large-Scale Nonlinear Problems and Their Applications (August 31 - September 4, 2015)

Summer Programs

Research Experiences for Undergraduate Faculty (REUF) (July 20-24, 2015)
GirlsGetMath@ICERM (August 17-21, 2015)

Special Events

Public Lecture: The Mathematics of Origami (November 12, 2015)

Did you know?
ICERM postdoctoral fellowship applications for 2016-2017 are now being accepted via These positions are open to mathematical scientists at an early stage of their career.

Welcome Incoming Postdocs, New Board Members and Staff
Postdoctoral Fellows:
FALL 2015:
Olga Balkanova
Sandro Bettin
Edgar Costa
Anna Medvedovsky
James Weigandt
SPRING 2016:
Farkas Abel
Marta Canadell
Nishant Chandgotia
Zhiqiang Li
Polina Vytnova
Education Advisory Board:
John Ewing, Math for America
Tatiana Shubin, San Jose State University
ICERM Staff:
Heather Forand, Program Coordinator
Did you know?
Our most recent public lecture, The Mathematics of Cooking, can be viewed from ICERM's lecture video archive? Enjoy this sold-out event co-hosted with Johnson & Wales University. Watch as Dr. Michael Brenner (Harvard) and award-winning Chef Mark Ladner (NYC's Del Posto) mash-up mathematics and cooking in this fun lecture.
Did You Know?
ICERM supports all of its semester program's early-career researchers by providing:
  • Professional-development activities;
  • Weekly peer-to-peer seminars;
  • Mentor-mentee program;
  • State-of-the-art infrastructure;
  • Collaborative work environment;
  • Application process for requesting financial support.

Did you know?
GirlsGetMath@ICERM is in its second year! 25 high-school girls from Rhode Island will attend our week-long summer day camp this August. 64% will be attending from public schools, 28% from charter schools, and 8% from independent schools. This program was made possible by grants from the Phoebe Snow Foundation and the MAA.
Did you know?
"MathBytes@ICERM" introduces math topics in unique 10-20 minute video clips and features researchers who communicate their topics in concise and fun ways.
Did you know?
ICERM has an international summer research training program (VI-MSS) that provides graduate students with the opportunity to work in small teams. The teams work on projects and engage with a diverse group of graduate students from different countries and cultural backgrounds. Each program is held in collaboration with a foreign university or institution. Partner institutions currently include EPFL (Switzerland), IMPA (Brazil), Kobe University (Japan), Tel-Aviv University (Israel), and Tübingen University (Germany).
Did you know?
ICERM has a new math "Nuggets" page featuring brief summaries describing all or some portion of the research accomplished during a specific ICERM program.
Did you know?
ICERM hosts an 8-week summer undergraduate research program. Summer@ICERM is designed for a select group of 12-14 undergraduate scholars. Students work in groups of two or three, supervised by faculty advisors and aided by teaching assistants. Since June, the 2015 cohort has been working on research topics ranging from applied topology, applied computational dynamics, and PDE models. They will give talks about their findings and write up their research into draft papers at the end of the program.
Did you know?
ICERM visitors have access to Brown University's Center for Computation and Visualization (CCV). CCV provides a high performance computing environment for complex numerical simulation, modeling, and analysis.
Did you know?
ICERM was pleased to host the 21st annual Conference for African American Researchers in Mathematics (CAARMS).
Reuniting old friends and making new ones
Poster presentation
Jill Pipher with CAARMS visitors

Thanks to Our Sponsors!
ICERM would like to thank its academic and corporate sponsors. Sponsors help to support the activities at ICERM and in return receive many benefits.
Academic Sponsors:
Corporate Sponsors:

Interested in learning more about ICERM's sponsorship program and its benefits? Contact