## PIMS Connection - May/June 2012

Greetings from PIMS as we prepare for a very busy summer!

Here is a list of events from around the sites.

Coming up in May/June 2012

1-31 May - Mathematical Cell Biology Graduate (Web-Based) Summer Course at the University of British Columbia http://www.pims.math.ca/scientific-event/120501-mcbgbsc

14-16 May International Symposium on Multiple-Valued Logic at the University of Victoria http://www.pims.math.ca/scientific-event/120514-ismvl

17-27 May - PIMS-MPrime-CDM Summer School on Mathematical Modeling of Infectious Diseases at University of Alberta http://www.pims.math.ca/scientific-event/120517-pmcssmmid

18 May Changing the Culture 2012 at Simon Fraser University, Harbour Centre Campus http://www.pims.math.ca/educational-event/120518-cc

24 May 2012 Niven Lecture: On growth and form: geometry, physics and biology at the University of British Columbia http://www.pims.math.ca/scientific-event/120524-nlogfgpab

28 May PIMS Voyageur Colloquium: Henry Wolkowicz at the University of Calgary http://www.pims.math.ca/scientific-event/120528-pvchw

29 May - June 1 Connections between Algebra and Geometry at the University of Regina http://www.pims.math.ca/scientific-event/120529-cbag

31 May - June 1 The Workshop on Representation Theory of Groups, Lie Algebras, and Hopf Algebras at the University of Regina http://www.pims.math.ca/scientific-event/120531-twrtglaha

4-29 June PIMS-Mprime Summer School in Probability 2012 at the University of British Columbia http://www.pims.math.ca/scientific-event/120604-pmssp-0

7-9 June Theory Canada 7 at the University of Lethbridge http://www.pims.math.ca/scientific-event/120607-tc

11-12 June - Stability Workshop at the University of Washington http://www.pims.math.ca/scientific-event/120611-sw

17-22 June Canadian Number Theory Association XII Meeting (CNTA XII) at the University of Lethbridge http://www.pims.math.ca/scientific-event/120617-cntaxmx

18-27 June - Mathematical Modeling in Industry: a workshop for graduate students at the University of Calgary http://www.pims.math.ca/industrial-event/120618-mmiawgs

22 June Celebration of the 100th Birthday of Alan Turing at the University of Victoria http://www.pims.math.ca/scientific-event/120622-c1boat

25 June - July 6 - Seminaire de Mathematiques Superieures: Probabilistic Combinatorics at Universite de Montreal http://www.pims.math.ca/scientific-event/120625-sdmspc

25-26 June Differential Schemes and Differential Cohomology at the University of Calgary http://www.pims.math.ca/scientific-event/120625-dsdc

25-28 June - 9th PIMS Young Researchers Conference at the University of Calgary http://www.pims.math.ca/scientific-event/120625-9pyrc

June 27-28 SFU - CMS - PIMS Surrey Math Camp for high school students at Simon Fraser University, Surrey http://www.pims.math.ca/educational-event/120627-scpsmchss

News

Marcelo Laca has been appointed as the new PIMS site director at the University of Victoria, beginning on July 1, 2012. We are grateful to Ian Putnam for his excellent service to our community.

Charles Doran has been re-appointed for a second three-year term as PIMS site director at the University of Alberta, also beginning on July 1, 2012.

PIMS-UBC will be moving to its new location in the Earth Sciences Building in August, details will be forthcoming.

The PIMS Education Prize will be awarded to Mark MacLean (UBC) at the Changing the Culture Conference at SFU-Harbour Centre on Friday, May 18 at noon. Thanks to CGG Veritas/Hampson-Russell for sponsoring this award.