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Interview with a mathematician: Nassif Ghoussoub

Nassif Ghoussoub is the founder and current director of the Banff International Research Station, the founding director of the Pacific Institute of Mathematics, and the co-founder of MITACS NCE. 4,860 more words


About Naylor’s panel roundtable regarding Big Science in a Canadian Context

For those not paying attention, David Naylor is leading “Canada’s Fundamental Science Review Panel” which is looking at the state of fundamental science in Canada. Last week, I had a chance to participate at a roundtable of experts in Calgary, where the consultation was about Big and Expensive Science infrastructure.  1,325 more words

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The change is far…
YES, that’s it , THE CHANGE IS FAR, don’t you get it ??
………………..The Change is FAR to come in ‘US’. 387 more words


The Submission of BIRS and Canada’s Mathematical Sciences Institutes to Canada’s Fundamental Science Review

The Mathematical Sciences are the foundation of any advanced research ecosystem, and Canada’s mathematical sciences institutes have been instrumental in supporting this ecosystem. They do so by providing scientific leadership, by developing coherent national strategies for mathematical and statistical discovery and innovation, by transcending geographic and disciplinary barriers, by maximizing provincial leveraging, by spearheading international partnerships, and by connecting the research enterprise with the imperatives of providing training and education at all levels. 398 more words

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Mézes yuzu-birs befőtt

Yuzuhoz nem olyan könnyű hozzájutni, de ha vannak az embernek citrusbolond ismerősei, akkor azért nem lehetetlen. És érdemes ilyen ismerősökkel rendelkezni, nyilván nemcsak az esetleges yuzu termés miatt. 395 more words


16w5113: Stochastic and Deterministic Models for Evolutionary Biology | Banff International Research Station

Stochastic and Deterministic Models for Evolutionary Biology(Banff International Research Station)

A BIRS / Casa Matemática Oaxaca Workshop arriving in Oaxaca, Mexico Sunday, July 31 and departing Friday August 5, 2016…

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