New Year's Message from ICIAM President Ya-xiang Yuan.
Happy New Year. This is the tenth year of publication of The ICIAM DIANOIA, and the editors are happy to offer you news of ICIAM, information about the next two ICIAM Congresses, and pointers to several recent initiatives of the International Science Council, including one that features mathematics and another where ICIAM leaders played a role. There is also news of the first year of the new Standing Committee on Gender Equality in Science, and a request for readers to send information about their activities promoting gender equality.
With best wishes from the editors.
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Call for Proposals: ICIAM Conference Support for Applied and Industrial Mathematics in Developing Countries
ICIAM Conference Support for Applied and Industrial Mathematics in
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, ICIAM has expanded its conference support to include virtual meetings. In addition to in-person meetings, ICIAM offers support for virtual meetings, for example by sponsoring waivers of registrations fees for participants from developing countries, or by supporting streaming or recording services. ICIAM encourages conference organizers to apply for support for virtual meetings using the general principles outlined in the announcement. See
https://iciam.org/iciam-conference-support-applied-and-industrial-mathematics-developing-countries for more details.
The ICIAM Board has selected the site of ICIAM 2027: The 2027 Congress will take place in The Netherlands, in the historic city of The Hague. It will be organized by the Royal Dutch Mathematical Society (RDMS-KWG) and the Dutch Platform for Mathematics (PWN).
The ISC has announced four important updates, and has asked member associations to share all of these announcements with their colleagues, members, and wider networks.
In the summer of 2021, the International Science Council and BBC StoryWorks launched a project to document stories of how scientists are addressing inequalities, engaging policymakers and the public, and pioneering a more sustainable future. ICIAM accepted the invitation to propose "stories" that would show both the human side of science - the people who are working to benefit society through science - and some recent successes and current aspirations. The work of mathematician Ken Golden and his group at the University of Utah is now one of the featured items in the ISC's "Unlocking Science" series.
The Standing Committee on Gender Equality in Science (SCGES) has issued its first annual report.
If your society has had an event or some news of activities that support gender equality, ICIAM would like to feature it. Let us know!https://iciam.org/standing-committee-gender-equality-science-scges
The China Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (CSIAM) held its 19th annual conference in Hefei, Anhui Province, China during October 7-10, 2021. More than 1100 experts in applied mathematics and industries as well as young students from all over the country and abroad attended the conference.
The Julio Rey Pastor National Prize in the area of Mathematics and Information and Communication Technologies has been awarded to Luis Vega González, Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of the Basque Country and coordinator of the Analysis of Partial Differential Equations area and Principal Researcher of the Severo Ochoa accreditation of the Basque Centre for Applied Mathematics – BCAM.
Andreas Griewank was among the first to work with ICIAM on making contact with applied mathematicians in developing countries. We mourn his passing, and celebrate his contributions. This this article is reprinted with permission from SIAM News, where it appeared in December 2021.