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Call for Nominations for the Ostrowski Prize, 2015

This is an announcement that appeared in SIAM News.

The aim of the Ostrowski Foundation is to promote the mathematical sciences. Every second year it provides a prize for recent outstanding achievements in pure mathematics and in the foundations of numerical mathematics. The value of the prize for 2015 is 100,000 Swiss francs.

The prize has been awarded every two years since 1989. The most recent winners are Ben Green and Terence Tao in 2005; Oded Schramm in 2007; Sorin Popa in 2009; Ib Madsen, David Preiss, and Kannan Soundararajan in 2011; and Yitang Zhang in 2013. See for the complete list and further details.

The jury invites nominations for candidates for the 2015 Ostrowski Prize. Nominations should include a curriculum vitae of the candidate, a letter of nomination, and 2–3 letters of reference. The Chair of the jury for 2015 is Christian Berg of the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Nominations should be sent to by April 15, 2015.

A Solution to the 3x + 1 Problem?

This is a paid announcement that appeared in SIAM News.

I believe I have solved this very difficult problem and am looking for an academic mathematician to check the solution and then, if he or she believes it is correct, to help me prepare the paper for publication. I will offer a generous consulting fee, and/or shared authorship if the mathematician’s contribution merits it, and/or generous mention in the Acknowledgments. The paper is “A Solution to the 3x + 1 Problem” on

Contact: Peter Schorer,

June Issue of SIAM News Online

The June issue of SIAM News is now available online.

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

ICERM Launches Mathbytes

The Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM) at Brown University recently launched a fun short video series on mathematics called “Mathbytes.


May Issue of SIAM News Online

The May issue of SIAM News is now available online.


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 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,, the IMA director, or Dana Randall,, chair of the IMA Board of Governors.

April Issue of SIAM News Online

The April issue of SIAM News is now available online.

March Issue of SIAM News Online

The March issue of SIAM News is now available online.

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 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