This "summer newsletter" includes information on the outcome of the second AARMS PDF support competition, on recent workshops supported by AARMS, on the 4th AARMS Summer School that has just started at Dalhousie University, on two related workshops at Dalhousie University in August, and on two special AARMS sessions at this year's APICS meeting at Acadia University in October.
The newly constituted Board of Directors is chaired by Mr. Evan Kipnis (Vice President, Legal Services and Associate Counsel General, Aliant, St. John's, NL), and its vice-chair is Mr. Rod Nolan (Neill and Gunter, Design and Consulting Engineers, Fredericton, NB). The list of members (which includes the directors of CRM, Fields, and PIMS) can be found on the AARMS website.
The Board held its inaugural (teleconference) meeting on March 29, 2005.
The second competition for AARMS PDF support was announced in November 2004 (see AARMS Newsletter of November 2004). AARMS received 13 strong applications; in early March of this year, the Scientific Review Panel (SRP) of AARMS (see www.math.mun.ca for its membership) faced the difficult task of selecting the winners. They are:
AARMS will contribute $16,000 per year to each PDF, with the remaining part of the PDF salary coming from the supervisor(s) and the host department/university.
The next AARMS PDF support competition will be announced in November 2005.
As I indicated in the AARMS Newsletter of November 2004, the AARMS Summer School has now moved to Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. It is most ably directed by Dr. Tony Thompson (Dalhousie University) and Dr. Renzo Piccinini (University of Milan and Dalhousie University). The opening reception was held at Howe Hall on July 17. Some 30 enthusiastic and highly motivated graduate students from all over the world were greeted by Tony and given a warm welcome by Dr. Sam Scully (Vice-President (Academic) and Provost of Dalhousie University) and Dr. Hermann Brunner (Director of AARMS).
The following courses are being offered this year:
For more information see the school's website.
Following a recent decision by UNB at Fredericton to approve the Centre for Research in Operator Algebras (COPAL) and contribute funds for graduate students, AARMS is pleased to provide partial support to this regional research centre. Its founding director is Dr. Dan Kucerovsky, and it is guided by an international advisory board.
Details on these two events can be found at www.mathstat.dal.ca ("Special Events").