• Oct-09
  • 5
CRM Fields PIMS Prize Call for Nominations

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.

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  • Jun-09
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New PIMS Site Director at University of Alberta Appointed

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.

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  • Jun-09
  • 24
Next PIMS Deputy Director Announced

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.

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  • May-09
  • 5
PIMS University of Washington Site Director Elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences

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.

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  • Apr-09
  • 14
PIMS and IMA Launch International Partnership

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.

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  • Mar-09
  • 9
2009 PIMS Education Prize Awarded to Gerda de Vries from the University of Alberta

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.

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  • Jan-09
  • 21
Call for Nominations for the 2009 PIMS Education Prize

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

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  • Dec-08
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INRIA delegation visits PIMS

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.

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  • Dec-08
  • 8
CRM-Fields-PIMS 2009 Prize to Martin Barlow

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.

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  • Nov-08
  • 13
PIMS special Statistics Lecture

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
PIMS Distinguished Chair named MacArthur Fellow

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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  • Nov-08
  • 6
CMS/PIMS delegation attends meeting of the Korean Mathematical Society

At the invitation of Dohan Kim, President of the Korean Mathematical Society (KMS), a delegation of Canadian mathematicians sponsored by the Canadian Mathematical Society and PIMS attended the recent KMS meeting in South Korea (October 23-25, 2008). The delegation was led by Anthony Lau (President of the CMS, University of Alberta) and included Alejandro Adem (Director of PIMS, UBC), Nicole Tomczak-Jaegermann (University of Alberta) and Roland Speicher (Queens University).

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  • Oct-08
  • 25
PIMS Post-Doc Day, Oct 25th

The PIMS Postdoc Day will take place on Saturday, October 25th.

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  • Oct-08
  • 2
PIMS - CNRS Call for Applications 2009 - 2010

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 2009-10 in one of the PIMS universities and to participate in the PIMS research activities. The applicants should be either "fonctionnaires titulaires" either at the CNRS or at a French university, and priority will be given to junior researchers ("chargé(e)es de recherches" or "maîtres de conferences").

Applications should be sent to Jean-Marc Gambaudo, Directeur Adjoint pour les Mathematiques au CNRS, and to Alejandro Adem, Director of PIMS, by December 1, 2008. They should include a vitae and a list of publications, together with a description of the research project to be done during the academic year, and the names of the PIMS researchers which would be involved in the project. Results will be announced by December 15, 2008. In the case of university faculty, once the application has been accepted, the actual appointment is subject to the person asking for a "détachement au CNRS" from his/her home institution and being accepted.

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  • Sep-08
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Former Director Ivar Ekeland elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

PIMS is delighted to announce that Ivar Ekeland, former Director of PIMS (2003-2008), has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.   more››

  • Sep-08
  • 4
PIMS Summer Math Camps Featured in the Vancouver Sun

The graduation ceremony for the PIMS Summer Math Camps for aboriginal students attending or entering Brittania Secondary School was held at the UBC First Nations House of Learning on August 15 and it was featured by the Vancouver Sun. The article noted that no aboriginal student in recent memory has made it to the Grade 12 math course at Britannia secondary. Vicki Vidas, Head of the Mathematics Department at Britannia said, "The whole point is to get more aboriginal children into high school and get them to graduate. The challenge is to get them into university." This year, there will be three graduates from the PIMS Summer Camp program entering Grade 12 math at Britannia armed with the tools for success. The Junior Math Camp at Britannia prepared 19 children for Grade 8 mathematics.  more››

  • Sep-08
  • 3
University of Saskatchewan Joins PIMS

PIMS is delighted to announce that the University of Saskatchewan is now a full member of the PIMS consortium. Combined with the recent addition of the University of Regina, PIMS now has as its member institutions the major research universities in Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Washington State.  more››

  • Aug-08
  • 12
PIMS Annual Maintenance Closure

The UBC site of PIMS will be closed from Monday, August 25 to Friday August 29 (inclusive) for annual maintenance. The other PIMS sites will remain open during this time.  more››

  • Aug-08
  • 1
Clifton Cunningham named as PIMS Site Director, Calgary

Clifton Cunningham has been named as the Calgary site director for PIMS starting in July, 2008 for a period of three years.

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  • Jun-08
  • 26
Cooperation Agreement between the Chern Institute and PIMS

The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences
is pleased to announce that it has signed a
collaborative agreement with the Chern Institute
of Mathematics (CIM) at Nankai University in Tianjin,
China. CIM was founded through the initiative of the
late Professor S. S. Chern, who was also the first
director of the Institute until 1992. The current
director is Yiming Long, a member of the Chinese
Academy of Sciences.   more››