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  August 2015

From the Director
Offices will soon be filled with long-term visitors and postdoctoral fellows when we kick off the new Annual Thematic Program, Control Theory and its Applications, in September. Six new postdocs will be in residence, along with more than 35 long-term visitors. The year will be split into three overarching topics: (1) dynamics and control on graphs and networks; (2) large-scale systems and PDEs: modeling, optimization, and control; and (3) control of the small and the large emergent applications. The first workshop on Distributed Control and Decision Making Over Networks runs from September 28 to October 3.

In November, the IMA will host the fifth Abel Conference. We are deeply saddened by the tragic passing of John F. Nash Jr, one of the 2015 Abel Prize recipients, but we are looking forward celebrating the mathematical impact of Nash and Louis Nirenberg.

  In the News

poster for Network Dynamics and ControlIMA-MBI Coordinated Program. For the 2015-2016 year, the IMA and the Mathematical Biosciences Institute (MBI) are offering a series of workshops and activities on Network Dynamics and Control, which are also part of the IMA's Annual Thematic Program and MBI's spring 2016 Emphasis Program. This coordinated effort presents a unique opportunity for mathematical scientists interested in networks. Learn more.

Math Modeling. In keeping with its mission to train the next generation of researchers for careers in industrial mathematics, the IMA offers two summer workshops specially designed to introduce math students to problems in applied and industrial mathematics: IMA-MathCEP Math Modeling Camp for High School Students and Math Modeling in Industry for Graduate Students. Read the full story.

poster for Network Dynamics and ControlMinnesota State Fair. The IMA will be at the Minnesota State Fair on Tuesday, September 1, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the U of M Exhibit Building on Dan Patch Avenue and Underwood Street. The IMA booth will have fun, hands-on activities for fair-goers to try their hand at cracking codes, playing the infamous Traveling Salesman game, and more. Visiting mathematicians will be available to share how the IMA is among the world's most influential math institutes.

  Programs and Events

john nash and louis nirenbergSpecial Workshop. The IMA will hold its fifth annual Abel Conference to celebrate the mathematical impact of John F. Nash Jr. and Louis Nirenberg, the 2015 recipients of the Abel Prize, from November 2–4, 2015. Nash and Nirenberg were honored for their "striking and seminal contributions to the theory of nonlinear partial differential equations (PDEs) and its applications to geometric analysis." Beyond solving important problems, each has introduced important methods and tools which have become essential parts of the fabric of the field. The conference is a collaboration between the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters and the IMA, with generous support from Schlumberger-Doll Research, the UMN College of Science and Engineering, and the UMN School of Mathematics. The program application is now available on the IMA website.

  Important Dates

September 28–October 2, 2015
Distributed Control and Decision Making Over Networks

October 19–23, 2015
Analysis and Control of Network Dynamics

October 23–25, 2105
Mathematics and Mechanics in the 22nd Century: Seven Decades and Counting...

November 2–4, 2015
Fifth Annual Abel Conference: Celebrating the Mathematical Impact of John F. Nash Jr. and Louis Nirenberg

November 16–20, 2015
Biological Systems and Networks

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