## News - Press Releases

- Jan-10
- 21

The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences is now accepting nominations for the 2010 PIMS Education Prize. The prize is $1,000.

The prize will be awarded to a member of the PIMS community who has made a significant contribution to education in the mathematical sciences. This prize is intended to recognize individuals from the PIMS universities, or other educational institutions in Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan who have played a major role in encouraging activities which have enhanced public awareness and appreciation of mathematics, as well as fostering communication among various groups and organizations concerned with mathematical training at all levels.

- Jan-10
- 18

The PIMS International Graduate Training Centre in Mathematical Biology invites applicants for the IGTC fellowship for 2010-2011 academic year. Fellowships are worth up at $20K a year and are for students working in mathematical biology at Pacific Institute for Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) universities (Alberta, British Columbia, Calgary, Regina, Saskatchewan, Simon Fraser and Victoria)

**Deadline for applications: February 5, 2010.**

- Jan-10
- 11

The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences will be cosponsoring the Mathematical Institutes Open House reception at the 2010 Joint Meetings of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) and the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) in San Francisco on Wednesday, January 13. The event will highlight research initiatives by North American mathematical institutes regarding climate change and sustainability. PIMS Director Alejandro Adem, as well as directors from 13 other institutes will be in attendance to discuss the details of their institutes' plans and contributions on these topics.

more››- Dec-09
- 7

The Directors of the three Institutes, CRM, Fields and PIMS, are pleased to announce that Gordon Slade from the University of British Columbia is the recipient of the 2010 CRM-Fields-PIMS Prize. The award recognises his outstanding work in rigorous statistical mechanics and probability. He is renowned for developing a technique known as the lace expansion into a systematic calculus which he has applied to diverse and famous problems including self-avoiding walk, percolation, branched polymers, random graphs, and numerical techniques for the exact enumeration of self-avoiding walks.

more››- Nov-09
- 17

The Government of British Columbia has proclaimed November 15-21, 2009 as the Mathematical Sciences Awareness Week.

more››- Nov-09
- 2

The CAIMS/PIMS Early Career Award in Applied Mathematics recognizes exceptional research in any branch of applied mathematics, interpreted broadly. The nominee's research should have been conducted primarily in Canada or in affiliation with a Canadian university. The prize is to be awarded to a researcher less than ten years past the date of Ph.D. at the time of nomination.

more››- Oct-09
- 15

PIMS Postdoctoral Competition - Call for Applications 2010 - 2011 more››

- Oct-09
- 9

The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) are calling for applications from French researchers to spend the academic year 2010-11.

more››- Oct-09
- 9

The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences is pleased to announce that it has signed a collaborative agreement with the Mathematical Sciences Institute (MSI) at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia.

more››- Oct-09
- 5

The Centre de recherches mathématiques (CRM), the Fields Institute, and the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) invite nominations for the joint CRM-Fields-PIMS prize, in recognition of exceptional research achievement in the mathematical sciences. The candidate's research achievement in the mathematical sciences. The candidate's research should have been conducted primarily in Canada or in affiliation with a Canadian university.

more››- Jun-09
- 29

Charles Doran is the new PIMS site director for the University of Alberta, replacing Gerald Cliff who served in this capacity for the past five years.

more››- Jun-09
- 24

The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences is pleased to announce that on June 19, 2009 its Board of Directors approved the appointment of George M. Homsy as Deputy Director of PIMS for a five-year period, starting on January 1, 2010. Professor Homsy will also assume a faculty position at the University of British Columbia.

more››- May-09
- 5

The American Academy of Arts & Sciences has announced its 2009 election of new fellows. The new fellows include **Gunther Uhlmann**, who is the PIMS Site Director at the University of Washington.
This is a significant distinction, awarded to leaders in the sciences, humanities, arts, business and public affairs.

- Apr-09
- 14

The Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) launched its first major international partnership this month with a new agreement with the The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS). The IMA is based at the University of Minnesota and serves the mathematical sciences community and related fields throughout the United States and abroad. PIMS is a consortium established by eight universities in Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Washington State serving the Canadian and international mathematical communities, with close ties to the Pacific Rim. The agreement provides travel funds for faculty members at any IMA member institutions to participate in programs offered by PIMS, and vice versa.

more››- Mar-09
- 9

The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) is delighted to inform the mathematical community that the winner of the 2009 PIMS Education Prize is Gerda de Vries from the University of Alberta. This prize is intended to recognize individuals from the PIMS universities, or other educational institutions in Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan who have played a major role in encouraging activities which have enhanced public awareness and appreciation of mathematics, as well as fostering communication among various groups and organizations concerned with mathematical training at all levels.

more››- Jan-09
- 21

The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences is now accepting nominations for the 2009 PIMS Education Prize. The prize is $1,000.

more››- Dec-08
- 17

On December 16-18, Dominique Sotteau, Director of International Affairs for INRIA (l'Institut national de recherche en informatique et en automatique) -the French government's agency for research in computer science-visited PIMS sites at UBC, SFU and UVic. She met with researchers, postdoctoral fellows and administrators with the purpose of establishing active collaborations between INRIA and PIMS.

more››- Dec-08
- 8

The Directors of the three Institutes, CRM, Fields and PIMS are pleased to announce that Martin Barlow from UBC is the recipient of the 2009 CRM-Fields-PIMS Prize. Martin Barlow is a leading figure in probability and the leading international expert in diffusion on fractals and other disordered media. In addition, the impact of his work has been important in such diverse fields as partial differential equations, including major progress on the De Giorgi conjecture, stochastic differential equations, the mathematical finance of electricity pricing, filtration enlargement and branching measure diffusions.

more››- Nov-08
- 13

PIMS will host a special lecture by Dr. Jack Kalbfleisch from the Department of Biostatistics, University of Michigan, on Thursday November 13, 3:30pm, WMAX 110.

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- Nov-08
- 13

The MacArthur Foundation recently announced 25 new MacArthur Fellows for 2008, including Alexei Kitaev, who was a PIMS Distinguished Chair at UBC in October 2006, as part of the Collaborative Research Group on Quantum Topology sponsored by PIMS during 2005-2007.

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