INI-ICMS joint correspondents network day 2019

On Wednesday 30 January, the INI-ICMS joint correspondents network meeting will take place at ICMS, Bayes Centre, 47 Potterrow, Edinburgh EH8 9BT.

We are looking forward to welcoming the correspondents to our fabulous new home in central Edinburgh.

The day will begin with lunch at 12. Correspondents should register to participate using this form. There will be an informal dinner on Wednesday evening for correspondents who are staying overnight in Edinburgh.

We are pleased to welcome our keynote speaker Professor Helen Sang from the Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh. Helen Sang led the Roslin Institute's successful application for a Gold Athena SWAN award.

Following the recent death of Professor Sir Michael Atiyah we want to acknowledge his important contribution to mathematics in the UK. Michael Atiyah was notably the founding director of the Isaac Newton Institute and a great friend and regular visitor to both the ICMS and INI. We have invited Bernd Schroers(Heriot-Watt University) who has been collaborating with Atiyah for a number of years to talk about Michael Atiyah's work in mathematical physics.

The final programme for the day is below:

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12:00-12:45

Lunch

12:45-13:00

Welcome and introductions from Paul Glendinning, ICMS and David Abrahams, INI

13:30-14:30

Helen Sang (Roslin Institute)
Equality and diversity initiatives

14:30-15:00

Tea and Coffee

15:00-15:40

Niall MacKay, Chair of Correspondents with contributions from Paul Glendinning and David Abrahams
Engaging with the community

15:40-16.10

Break out discussion groups

16:10-16:30

Reporting back from groups and next steps

16:30-17:00

Bernd Schroers Michael Atiyah and mathematical physics

17:00-18:00

Drinks reception

18:30

Dinner Restaurant Sonder, South Clerk Street

 

ACCOMMODATION AND TRAVEL

Correspondents are responsible for booking their own travela and accommodation. University of Edinburgh accommodation can be booked here. The closest Univeristy of Edinburgh accommodation to ICMS is KM Central Further suggestions of local accommodation can be found on the local tourist information site. Hotels close to ICMS include: IBIS South Bridge and Ten Hill Place.