PIMS Connection August 2011

The PIMS Connection - the monthly bulletin keeping you connected with the
Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences.

Greetings from PIMS,

Congratulations to all conference, summer school and event organizers for a
busy and productive July! Here are your upcoming events.

August events:

8-12-August - Hyperplane arrangements and applications at UBC

12-August - Computational Math Day at Simon Fraser University

26-28 August - 2011 West Coast Algebraic Topology Summer School
at University of Washington

Coming up:

23-September - PIMS/UBC Distinguished Colloquium: Jean-Michel Bismut (U.
Paris-Sud, Orsay) at UBC

7 November - Hugh C. Morris Lecture: George Papanicolaou (Stanford),
Uncertainty quantification and Systemic Risk, at UBC


Congratulations to the hundreds of teachers and students who successfully
completed PIMS supported summer camps in June and July. These summer camps

Alberta Summer Mathematics Institute,
UBC/PIMS Emerging Aboriginal Scholars summer camp,
CMS/PIMS summer camps in Surrey, Burnaby and Calgary,
Play and Learn summer camp in Sooke, BC.

Also, U. of Alberta Education coordinator Andy Liu accompanied 11 Junior High
students to Indonesia for the World Youth Mathematics Intercity Competition
from July 16 to 26.


The PIMS International Graduate Training Centre in Mathematical Biology
welcomes a new director. This month Professor Dan Coombs (UBC) will take
over from Mark Lewis (U of Alberta). PIMS would like to thank Mark for his
outstanding leadership of the IGTC since it started in 2007.

The agreement between PIMS universities and the CNRS in France has been
renewed for a new period of four years. It extends the Unite Mixte
Internationale 3069 to include U of Regina and U of Saskatchewan as new
partners. Through this agreement several PIMS universities have hosted a
number of excellent mathematical scientists from France and Canadian
academics have had the opportunity to work in France.

For more information and events, visit http://www.pims.math.ca