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June Issue of SIAM News Online

The June issue of SIAM News is now available online.

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Tenth Mississippi State Conference on Differential Equations and Computational Simulations

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October 23–25, 2014
Mississippi State University
Starkville, MS

The Tenth Mississippi State Conference on Differential Equations and Computational Simulations will be held from October 23 to 25, 2014, at Mississippi State University. This interdisciplinary conference will provide a joint forum in which mathematicians, scientists, and engineers from industries, federal laboratories, and academia can exchange research and development ideas. An overall goal of this conference is to promote research and education in mathematical and computational analysis of theoretical and applied differential equations. In addition to the ten principal lectures, there will be sessions for 20-minute contributed talks. This conference is dedicated to Ratnasingham Shivaji in celebration of his 60th birthday, his outstanding contributions to differential equations, and his service to Mississippi State University.

Conference participants are encouraged to submit full length manuscripts after the conference. Reviewed manuscripts will be published as a special issue of the Electronic Journal of Differential Equations.

The deadline for pre-registration and abstract submission is September 5, 2014.

Funding for travel, provided by a grant from the National Science Foundation, is available to help support graduate students/recent PhDs with expenses.

Information regarding the conference and online registration and abstract submission is available at http://www.ccs.msstate.edu/deconf/de2014/.

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May Issue of SIAM News Online

The May issue of SIAM News is now available online.

 

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Institute for Applied Mathematics and its Applications: Nominations for Board of Governors

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The Institute for Applied Mathematics and its Applications invites nominations for its Board of Governors. Applicants can self-nominate, or they can be nominated by others.

The IMA’s board consists of 15 distinguished members from academia, industry, and government. The board is the principal governing body of the IMA. Incoming members of the board will serve a five-year term, beginning on January 1, 2015.

The role of the board is twofold: first, to provide oversight and advice on matters of institute management, development, and institutional relationships; and second, for its members to play an active role in the scientific planning for and development of annual program themes, as well as the identification of lead program organizers. The board meets for two days annually; subcommittees meet several times annually via conference call.

Submission of Nominations: Nominations for prospective members of the board should be submitted via the online form at http://www.ima.umn.edu/bog. All nominations will be reviewed by the Nominations Committee. Applicants will be notified of the committee’s decision no later than December 1, 2014.

Closing Date: Nominations are due no later than July 31, 2014.

Readers with questions should contact: Fadil Santosa, santosa@ima.umn.edu, the IMA director, or Dana Randall, randall@cc.gatech.edu, chair of the IMA Board of Governors.

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April Issue of SIAM News Online

The April issue of SIAM News is now available online.

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March Issue of SIAM News Online

The March issue of SIAM News is now available online.

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GSMMC 2014: Graduate Student Mathematical Modeling Camp

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June 17–20, 2014
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at RPI is pleased to announce the 11th annual GSMM Camp. The camp is a four-day informal workshop in which graduate students work in teams on problems brought by invited faculty mentors. The problems, inspired by real problems that arise in industrial applications, span a wide range of mathematics and are designed to promote problem-solving skills while the team approach is designed to promote scientific communication.

Graduate students at all levels are invited to participate. General information and an online application form can be found at http://www.rpi.edu/dept/math/GSMMCamp/. Financial support for travel and local accommodations is available.  The application deadline is April 25, 2014.

Graduate students attending the GSMM Camp are also invited to participate in the Mathematical Problems in Industry (MPI) Workshop, to be held at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, June 23–27, 2014.  For further information about MPI 2014, students should visit http://web.njit.edu/~rmoore/MPI2014/.

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January/February Issue of SIAM News Online

The January/February issue of SIAM News is now available online.

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A Solution to the 3x + 1 Problem?

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I believe I might have solved this very difficult problem. I will welcome reader comments.  See “A Solution to the 3x + 1 Problem,” on
occampress.com.

Contact: Peter Schorer, peteschorer@gmail.com.

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NSF Call for Proposals: Designing Materials to Revolutionize and Engineer our Future (DMREF)

Dear Colleague:

The Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS) of the National Science Foundation (NSF) strongly encourages mathematicians and statisticians to participate in the 2014 NSF activity Designing Materials to Revolutionize and Engineer our Future (DMREF).

DMREF is the main program by which NSF participates in the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI) for Global Competitiveness [1], a national materials initiative.  MGI recognizes the importance of materials science to the well-being and advancement of society and aims to “deploy advanced materials at least twice as fast as possible today, at a fraction of the cost.”  It integrates all aspects of materials design, including materials discovery, development, property optimization, systems design and optimization, certification, manufacturing, and deployment, with each employing the toolset that is being developed within the materials innovation infrastructure.  The toolset will integrate synergistically advanced computational methods and visual analytics with data-enabled scientific discovery and innovative experimental techniques, aiming to revolutionize the approach to materials research and engineering.

DMREF comprises well-coordinated activities involving the Directorates of Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS), Engineering (ENG), and Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE).  For further details and participating divisions please see NSF 14-020, the broadly aimed Dear Colleague Letter about DMREF in fiscal year 2014 [2].  As described in that Letter, success in the initiative requires a collaborative, synergistic, iterative approach that shows interactions among theory, computation, and experiments.  This approach is the central principle of MGI.  DMREF proposals will be reviewed jointly by the appropriate participating divisions.  Adherence to the aims and principles of MGI will facilitate this joint review.

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