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*IMU-Net 98: November 2019*
A Bimonthly Email Newsletter from the International Mathematical Union
Editor: Martin Raussen, Aalborg University, Denmark


    1. Editorial: New institutes in Australia
    2. UNESCO proclaims March 14 as International Day of Mathematics
    3. News from the CWM
    4. News from the CDC
    5. Inside the IMU
    6. Heidelberg Laureate Forum: Call for Applications
    7. Gruber Cosmology Prize: Call for Nominations
    8. Subscribing to IMU-Net



    I am delighted to take this opportunity to inform our international
    colleagues about some exciting recent developments in Australian

    Australia has long enjoyed a reputation for producing more than its
    share of great mathematicians, but the research infrastructure
    within the country has not always matched these individual talents.
    In particular, there has been a long-standing lack of research
    institutes in Australia fulfilling a similar function to well-known
    international institutes like the MSRI, Isaac Newton Institute, MPI,
    RIMS, Fields Institute, IMPA, etc. Over the last decade, both the
    Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) and the Australian
    Academy of Science have stressed the importance for Australian
    mathematics of addressing this lack of research infrastructure.

    Two recently established research institutes aim, in complementary
    ways, to connect Australia with the international mathematical
    circuit. The first, MATRIX, was established in 2015 and is a joint
    partnership between The University of Melbourne and Monash
    University (with other university partners likely to follow), with
    support from the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence
    for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers (ACEMS). It offers a
    dedicated venue in Creswick in regional Victoria, about an hour’s
    drive from Melbourne, where Australian and international researchers
    (and some kangaroos!) can come together for focused invitation-only
    workshops and other research-intensive activities. The closest
    international comparison would be with an institute such as
    Oberwolfach, and the eventual goal is to have a similarly full
    schedule of programs throughout the year. The deadlines for
    proposals for programs to be hosted at MATRIX are in May and
    November each year. Prospective organisers can find full guidelines
    and the application form at the website https://www.matrix-inst.org.au.

    Most recently, the Sydney Mathematical Research Institute opened in
    May 2019 in the historic main quadrangle of the University of
    Sydney, supported by generous philanthropic funding. SMRI aims to
    provide a hub for visiting international researchers, where they can
    have time and space to think within a stimulating mathematical
    environment, and from which they can travel to other Australian
    universities to collaborate on research projects or to attend
    conferences and workshops (including those at MATRIX). Our main
    model has been the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in Bonn. The
    SMRI International Visitor Program provides funding for travel and
    local costs of researchers who wish to make such a visit to
    Australia. Currently we can fund 30-40 visitors per year, with each
    visitor spending on average two months in Australia. The application
    deadlines for prospective visitors are in January and July each
    year. Full terms and conditions, and the application form, can be
    found at the website https://sydney.edu.au/smri.

    The Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute will continue to
    offer its research and higher education programs at locations across
    Australia, supported by an Australian Government grant and its
    members. For details see https://amsi.org.au/

    With these new institutes established and seeking to grow, there are
    increasing opportunities for mathematicians from around the world to
    visit Australia for research.

    We look forward to welcoming you in Australia some time soon!

    Geordie Williamson (University of Sydney and Sydney Mathematical
    Research Institute)


    ***2. **UNESCO proclaims March 14 as International Day of Mathematics**
    The 40-th General Conference of the UNESCO has adopted the
    proclamation of March 14 as the International Day of Mathematics
    (IDM) on November 25, 2019; the official launch and first
    celebration will take place in 2020. Considering that March 14 2020
    is a Saturday, the official launch at the UNESCO Headquarters in
    Paris will take place on Friday March 13, 2020. A simultaneous
    launch will be held at the Next Einstein Forum (March 10-13 2020) in
    Nairobi, Kenya, on March 13, 2020.

    A map of worldwide events and gatherings is online at
    https://www.idm314.org/. At this stage, it only contains
    pre-announcements of events and details about celebrations will
    appear later. You are invited to pre-announce your celebrations
    either directly on the website or by filling the form

    The theme of the 2020 IDM is "Mathematics is everywhere".

    On the media page of the IDM webpage (to be online very soon) you
    will find:

      * The logo in different languages
      * Invitations to celebrate in different languages
      * Instructions on how to organize an event

    You are invited to subscribe to the IDM Newsletter on the IDM
    website. Please circulate the information to all people or
    organizations that could be interested in the IDM and invite them to
    subscribe to the IDM Newsletter. For this purpose you can use the
    invitations to celebrate that can be found in different languages on
    the media page.



    ***3. **News from the CWM**
    *CWM Funding Call for 2020*

    CWM invites proposals for funding of up to €3000 for activities or
    initiatives taking place in 2020, with deadline 15 January, 2020.
    Applications should be sent to applications-for-cwm en mathunion.org
    <mailto:applications-for-cwm en mathunion.org> and aimed at either:

    - Establishing or supporting networks for women in mathematics
    preferably at the continental or regional level,
    - Organizing a mathematical school open to all with all women
    speakers and mainly women organizers,
    - Organizing research workshops geared towards establishing research
    networks for women by fostering research collaborations during the
    - Other ideas for researching and/or addressing issues encountered
    by women in mathematics.

    Note that:
    - There will be only one call for applications regarding activities
    in 2020,
    - Priority will be given to events taking place in developing or
    emerging countries,
    - Funding for individual research projects is not available.

    For further details, please check the CWM web page at

    *CWM Newsletter Issue 2*

    The CWM newsletter can be found at

    The newsletter starts by an interview with one of CWM’s members,
    Petra Bonfert-Taylor. Petra is responsible for managing the CWM web
    page. Petra tells us about her personal journey as a woman in
    mathematics and her various experiences in mathematics research and
    education. We hope that you find this interview as interesting as we
    did.  It continues with “News from CWM” and “Other News and
    Announcements”.  The last pieces of this issue are two articles
    about the Gender Gap in Science project. The first article by Marina
    Menga reviews the final meeting of the Gender Gap in Science project
    that took place in ICTP, Trieste. The second article by Merrilyn
    Goos focuses on the good practices database of the Gender Gap in
    Science project.

    We invite your feedback and suggestions about the Newsletter. Hope
    you enjoy reading it! Please distribute it in your country and your
    scientific network.

    *CWM Meeting*

    The last CWM meeting took place on November 9-10 at ICTP, Trieste.
    It was the first face-to-face meeting of the CWM members for the
    period 2019-2022. Eight members of CWM (M-F. Roy, C. Araujo, P.
    Bonfert-Taylor, T. Ezome, J. Kagunda, M. Kotani, N. Nataraj, E.
    Ozman) along with IMU president Carlos Kenig and Julia Pevtsova,
    member of the Local Organizing Committee of ICM 2022, physically
    attended the meeting. The last two CWM members, C. Praeger and A.
    Adem, could not attend but had prepared actively for the meeting.
    The agenda of the meeting featured presentation of CWM members,
    including activities for women in mathematics in which they have
    been involved, summary of CWM activities that took place in the last
    years,  plans for future CWM activities until and during ICM2022
    including the second World Meeting for Women in Mathematics and
    discussions about the Gender Gap in Science project. An electronic
    CWM meeting will take place during October 2020.


    ***4. **News from the CDC**
    *Revision of the IMU definition of Developing Countries*

    This October, the IMU Executive Committee endorsed the proposal made
    by the Commission for Developing Countries (CDC
    <https://www.mathunion.org/cdc/>) regarding the definition of
    Developing Countries to be used by IMU during the next 4-year
    period. The list consists of all the countries classified by the
    World Bank (WB) in the categories: Low income (<USD 1.025), Lower
    middle income (USD 1.026 – 3.995), and Upper middle income (USD
    3.996 – 12.375) in accordance with the WB Database by July 2019.
    These are all countries with Gross National Income (GNI) per capita
    in USD, not exceeding USD 12.375, with the WB data of 2018.  See
    https://data.worldbank.org/indicator/NY.GNP.PCAP.CD .

    As in the previous term, the following subdivision in priority
    groups has been established, for different purposes:

    Priority 1 (WB /Low income / ) - GNI per capita in USD below 1.025
    Priority 2 (WB /Lower middle income/) - GNI per capita in USD 1.026
    – 3.995
    Priority 3 (WB /Upper middle income, A/) - GNI per capita in USD
    3.996 – 6.785
    Priority 4 (WB /Upper middle income, B/) - GNI per capita in
    USD 6.786 – 9.575
    Priority 5 (WB /Upper middle income, C/) - GNI per capita in USD
    9.576 – 12.375

    The list of Developing Countries with indication of their priority
    classification can be found in

    At any moment, IMU member countries can ask the IMU to consider
    inclusion/exclusion as a Developing Country. The application should
    be motivated and, based on the evidences presented by the country,
    CDC would make a recommendation to EC for a case-by-case decision.
    If a country's World Bank status as a Developing Country has changed
    between the data used to decide on developing countries and the time
    of the request, this information should be included as part of the

    *New call of the IMU-CDC Graduate Assistantships in Developing
    Countries Program (GRAID)*

    The Program provides modest support for emerging research groups,
    working in a developing country listed in Priority 1 or 2 of the IMU
    making it possible for them to fund their most talented students to
    study full-time and pursue a Master or PhD graduate degree in

    We invite applications from teams consisting of a Principal
    Investigator plus his or her research group and an International
    Partner by *March 15, 2020*.

    The Principal Investigator should be a university professor in
    mathematics holding a PhD, working at a university or research
    centre in a developing country listed in Priority 1 or 2 of the IMU
    Definition, who is already training mathematics Master’s or PhD
    students and who is part of a research group. The International
    Partner should be a mathematician working at a university or
    research centre not based in any of the countries listed in Priority
    1 or 2 of the IMU Definition. At the time of application, there
    should be an active and ongoing collaboration between the
    International Partner and the Principal Investigator.

    This program is managed by the GRAID Subcommittee and the American
    Mathematical Society <https://www.ams.org/home/page>.

    For more information please visit

    /_Call for Donations to the GRAID Program _ /

    Funding for GRAID is provided by voluntary donations from
    mathematicians or mathematical institutions worldwide. IMU-CDC
    acknowledges and encourages donations to GRAID that can be made via
    the Friends of IMU website http://friends-imu.org/donate/#graid .

    *Mentoring African Research in Mathematics (MARM) *

    The London Mathematical Society <https://www.lms.ac.uk/>, in
    association with the African Mathematics Millennium Science
    Initiative <http://ammsi.africa/>, has opened the sixth round of the
    MARM program, partly funded by the IMU CDC. The call for prospective
    mentors will be open until 20th December 2019. Four mentoring
    partnerships are to be awarded by the MARM Board.  See full details
    and download an application form at


    ***5. **Inside the IMU**
    *On the history of the IMU and the ICM – freely available  books*

    Three books deal with the history of the International Mathematical
    Union and the International Congress of Mathematicians:

    Donald J. Albers, Gerald L. Alexanderson, and Constance Reid wrote
    the first one: ”An Illustrated History 1893-1986”. The book gives a
    two-page account of each congress and its highlights, from the
    pioneering meeting in Chicago in 1893 to the Berkeley ICM in 1986.
    The book was published in 1987 and it is electronically available in
    the IMU webpage for free by kind permission of Springer Verlag.

    Olli Lehto, former Secretary of the IMU, authored the second one,
    "Mathematics without borders, a history of the International
    Mathematical Union", after he reorganized the IMU Archives. The book
    gives a detailed account of the historical course of the Union, and
    it is warmly recommended to those interested in the history of IMU.
    The book was published in 1998, and it is electronically available
    in the IMU webpage for free by kind permission of Springer Verlag.

    The third book is “Mathematicians of the World, Unite! The
    International Congress of Mathematicians — A Human Endeavor”,
    written by Guillermo P. Curbera. The book has its origin in an
    exhibition on the ICM organized at the Madrid 2006 ICM. The
    narrative of the exhibition as well as its collection of 400
    illustrations constitute the core of the book. The book was
    published by AK Peters in 2009. It has very recently been made
    electronically available for free by kind permission of Taylor &

    All three books can be found on the webpage


    ***6. **Heidelberg Laureate Forum: Call for Applications**
    The Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF
    <https://www.heidelberg-laureate-forum.org/>) annually connects
    promising young researchers in mathematics and computer science with
    the top scientists in their fields. The 8th HLF will take place in
    the week September 20-25, 2020. The Heidelberg Laureate Forum
    Foundation (HLFF) invites the recipients of the Abel Prize, the ACM
    A.M. Turing Award, the ACM Prize in Computing, the Fields Medal, and
    the Nevanlinna Prize to join 200 carefully selected young
    researchers. The HLF’s focus is to provide an informal atmosphere
    where the most accomplished minds of mathematics and computer
    science thoroughly interact with the brightest minds of the next

    The application period for the 8th HLF runs from November 14, 2019,
    until February 14, 2020. Young researchers at all phases of their
    careers (undergraduate/pre-master, graduate PhD or postdoc) are
    encouraged to complete and submit their applications by *February
    14, 2020* (midnight at the dateline) via the following link:


    ***7. **Gruber Cosmology Prize: Call for Nominations**
    The Gruber Cosmology Prize <https://gruber.yale.edu/cosmology>honors
    a leading cosmologist, astronomer, astrophysicist or scientific
    philosopher for theoretical, analytical, conceptual or observational
    discoveries leading to fundamental advances in our understanding of
    the universe.

    *The *Gruber Foundation <https://gruber.yale.edu/> invites
    nominations on behalf of individuals whose achievements in
    Cosmology, Genetics, or Neuroscience would make them suitable
    candidates for recognition through the *2020 Gruber International
    Prize Program*.  Each prize, which is accompanied by a $500,000
    unrestricted monetary award, is designed both to recognize
    groundbreaking work in each field and to inspire additional efforts
    that effect fundamental shifts in knowledge and culture. Recipients
    are selected by a committee
    of distinguished experts in each field. IMU nominates a member of
    the Cosmology Selection Advisory Board. We encourage nominations
    that reflect the breadth of the fields and the diversity of those
    working within them.

    Nomination forms should be completed and submitted online.  Please
    go to http://gruber.yale.edu/prize-nominations
<https://nam05.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fgruber.yale.edu%2Fprize-nominations&data=02%7C01%7Csarah.hreha%40gruber.yale.edu%7C60ddf62efc8442cc443608d7473d33e8%7Cdd8cbebb21394df8b4114e3e87abeb5c%7C0%7C0%7C637056200491468177&sdata=USgIjZUOYNCJkMJB7Jy3Nb8INK%2FoSkWG00kAeItzrY8%3D&reserved=0> for
    complete details and access to forms.

    Further information on the Foundation and the individual Prizes is
    available at www.gruber.yale.edu

    The deadline for nominations is *December 15, 2019*.
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