UK Nonlinear News Issue 71, Jun 2013


  • Applications for Adams Prize 2013-2014
    The Chairman of the Adjudicators for the Adams Prize invites applications. The Prize will be awarded this year for achievements in research on the mathematics of Pattern Formation in Physics and Biology.
    The prize is open to any person who, on 31st October 2013, will hold an appointment in the UK, either in a university or in some other institution; and who is under 40 (in exceptional circumstances the Adjudicators may relax this age limit). The value of the prize is expected to be approximately £14,000, of which one third is awarded to the prize-winner on announcement of the prize, one third is provided to the prize-winner's institution (for research expenses of the prize-winner) and one third is awarded to the prize-winner on acceptance for publication in an internationally recognised journal of a substantial (normally at least 25 printed pages) original article, of which the prize-winner is an author, surveying a significant part of the winner's field.
    Applications (email and two hard copies), comprising a CV, a list of publications, the body of work (published or unpublished) to be considered, and a brief non-technical summary of the most significant new results of this work (designed for mathematicians not working in the subject area) should be sent to:
    The Secretary of the Adams Prize Adjudicators,
    Faculty Office,
    Centre for Mathematical Sciences,
    Wilberforce Road,
    Cambridge CB3 0WA,
    United Kingdom
    Enquiries may be emailed to
  • The next annual one-day meeting of the UK and Ireland branch of SIAM which will take place on 9th January 2014 at University College London with Timo Betcke as local organiser. Confirmed invited speakers are
    • Irene Fonseca (Carnegie Mellon University, SIAM President)
    • Alain Goriely (University of Oxford)
    • Nick Gould (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory)
    • Stephen Hendry (Oasys Software Ltd)
    • Robert MacKay (University of Warwick, IMA President)
    • Niall Madden (NUI Galway, Ireland)


  • Four recent academic appointments in nonlinear dynamics at the Institute for Complex Systems and Mathematical Biology, University of Aberdeen:
    • Dr Francesco Ginelli, Lecturer, Started 1 June 2012 (from CNRS Paris)
    • Dr Francisco Perez-Reche, Lecturer, Started 1 September 2012 (from Dundee-Albertay University)
    • Dr Bjoern Schelter, Senior Lecturer, Started 1 October 2012 (from Freiburg University)
    • Dr Silke Henkes, Lecturer, Started 1 January 2013 (from University of Cincinnati)
  • Jon Ward, lecturer in Applied Mathematics since June 2013, University of Leeds.

Articles and Reviews


DSWeb Professional Opportunities in Dynamical Systems

Postgraduate opportunities: Leeds  Warwick  Surrey

  • Systems and synthetic biology
  • PhD opportunity in mathematical modelling and behavioural ecology, University of Auckland. Deadline extended to 20 July. Interested candidates should send an email expressing their interest, along with a CV and academic record, to Dr Claire Postlethwaite

Meetings, Conferences and Events

Conference Listing by date.

Publishers' Announcements

New from Springer:

Journal News

  • From January 2013, Professor Edgar Knobloch of the University of California, Berkeley, USA, is the new co-Editor-in-Chief of Nonlinearity, joining current co-Editor-in-Chief Professor Anatoly Neishtadt. There are two new Editorial Board Members: Professor Alain Goriely, University of Oxford, UK, and Professor Tamara Grava, SISSA, Trieste, Italy.

Issue Seventy-two: September 2013

Issue Seventy-two is scheduled for September 2013. Submission of news (new courses, meetings, conferences, new appointments, jobs, new research directions etc.), comments or articles about any aspect of nonlinearity in the UK are very welcome and should arrive by 15 September 2013.