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April 23, 2014
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8:43 PM  The world, through a mathematical lens
Math modeling handbook now available Philadelphia, PA—Math comes in handy for answering questions about a variety of topics, from calculating the costeffectiveness of fuel sources and determining the best regions to build highspeed rail to predicting the spread of disease and assessing roller coasters on the basis of their “thrill” factor. How does math do [...]
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3:49 PM  BD2K Training program FOAs
From NIH/NCI: The NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K, http://bd2k.nih.gov/) initiative announces the release of three related RFAs for new training programs and revisions to existing training programs in biomedical Big Data Science: Predoctoral Training in Biomedical Big Data Science (T32) (NOTHG14004) Revisions to Add Biomedical Big Data Training to Active Institutional Training Grants (T32) (NOTHG14005) [...]
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From the NSF: The National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS) aims to enhance the synergistic relationships between the mathematical sciences and other NSFsupported disciplines through the Mathematical Sciences Innovation Incubator (MSII) activity. The MSII activity encourages and supports new research collaborations among mathematical scientists and other scientists and engineers working in NSFsupported [...]
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3:10 PM  Maria Droujkova  Make Math your Own
This morning I listened to a recording of Maria Droujkova giving a keynote address at the Learning Revolution Conference Online. The title of her talk was "From adventurous learning to disruptive innovations: brave design in mathematics education." Here's her description of the talk:
Robert Lang is building a space telescope as long as the island of Manhattan. His outofthebox origami play helped to figure out how to fold the telescope into a rocket’s tiny storage box. Vi Hart is a
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IX Summer School
"Achievements and Applications of Contemporary Informatics,
Mathematics and Physics"
(AACIMP  2014)
August 316, 2014, Kyiv (Ukraine), website: http://summerschool.ssa.org.ua.
We are glad to announce the opening of the registration for the Ninth
Summer School "Achievements and Applications of Contemporary
Informatics, Mathematics and Physics" (AACIMP2014). This year four
streams are being launched: Operational Research, Applied Computer
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12:07 PM  Interalia: From strings to sculpture
Interalia is a show by Turner Prize winning artist Grenville Davey and theoretical physicist David Berman.
When I went to see Interalia yesterday afternoon I
managed to walk past the gallery twice, before an extremely helpful
passer by finally pointed me in the (obvious) right direction. This worried me:
if I can't even find the gallery, will I be equally unperceptive when
it
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11:00 AM  April 23, 2014
Solution at the bottom of this page.Like this problem? Try our Contest Problem Book series!April is Mathematics Awareness Month! From magic squares and Möbius bands to magical card tricks and illusions, mysterious phenomena with elegant “Aha!” explanations have permeated mathematics for centuries. Such brainteasing challenges promote creative and rational thinking, attract a wide range of people to the subject, and often inspire serious mathematical research. The
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10:29 AM  Who had the greatest NBA season ever?
Some of the greats; Larry Bird, Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson Another NBA regular season has wrapped up. Kevin Durant had a terrific year with great offensive production. Who had the greatest NBA season of all time? Which player contributed the…Read more →
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The International Conference on Digital Information, Networking,
and Wireless Communications (DINWC2014)
VSBTechnical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
June 2426, 2014
http://sdiwc.net/conferences/2014/dinwc2014
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You are invited to participate in (DINWC2014) conference that will be held
at VSBTechnical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic.
The event will be
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6:30 AM  8940
8940 = 2 x 2 x 3 x 5 x 149.8940 is 3388 in base 14.8940 is a number n such that n + 1, 2n + 1, and n2 + 1 are primes (A236692).8940 is the number of subsets of {1, 2, . . ., 38} containing 38 and having less than or equal to nine pairwise coprime elements (A186993).8940 is the number of arrays of squares of integers, symmetric under 90degree rotation, with all rows summing to 2 (A156411).Source: OEIS
April 22, 2014
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11:12 PM  Decisions to be taken in April 2014
This is a copy of the message sent to the Committee members by email on April 23:
From: Carles Casacuberta
Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 1:04 AM
To: lucian.beznea@imar.ro ; matej.bresar@fmf.unilj.si ; adoro@imath.kiev.ua ; vladad@mi.sanu.ac.rs ; fiala@kam.mff.cuni.cz ; yulij@math.cornell.edu ; s.jackowski@mimuw.edu.pl ; krichev@math.columbia.edu ; fn8@mcs.le.ac.uk ; sergeev@mi.ras.ru
Subject: EMS Committee for European Solidarity
Dear Friends,
According to the rules that we agreed for our
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Apologies for any crosspostings. I would greatly appreciate if you can
distribute this call within your contacts.

VIII ALIO/EURO Workshop on Applied Combinatorial Optimization
Montevideo, Uruguay, December 810, 2014
http://www.fing.edu.uy/en/alioeuro2014
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
The ALIO/EURO Workshop on Applied Combinatorial Optimization series is a
triennial event jointly promoted by the Association of
LatinIberoamerican Operational Research Societies (ALIO) and the
Association
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6:13 PM  [DMANET] SSS 2014: Deadline extended!
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Call For Papers: Deadline extended!

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Colleagues:
Please find inline below the Call for Submissions for the SOLA/Air Products Biennial Dissertation Award. Cash prizes will be awarded to the winner(s). Please excuse crosslistings and please distribute widely. Deadline for submissions is June 15.
Regards,
Paola
SOLA  Air Products Biennial Dissertation Award
Call for Submissions
The Section on Location Analysis (SOLA) announces the biennial "SOLAAir Products Dissertation Award" given to the best dissertation
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CALL FOR PAPERS
Learning and Intelligent OptimizatioN Conference
LION9 , Lille, FRANCE, Jan. 1216, 2015.
http://www.lifl.fr/LION9/
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Learning and Intelligent OptimizatioN Conference LION9
CALL FOR SESSIONS AND PAPERS
The large variety of heuristic algorithms for hard optimization problems
raises numerous interesting and challenging issues. Practitioners are
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This blog has now made almost exactly one trip around the sun! We kicked things off last year on Earth Day with the mathematics of planet earth, and today I want to highlight some more posts about our planet. On … Continue reading →
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11:00 AM  April 22, 2014
Solution at the bottom of this page.Like this problem? Try our Contest Problem Book series!April is Mathematics Awareness Month! From magic squares and Möbius bands to magical card tricks and illusions, mysterious phenomena with elegant “Aha!” explanations have permeated mathematics for centuries. Such brainteasing challenges promote creative and rational thinking, attract a wide range of people to the subject, and often inspire serious mathematical research. The
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Center for Massive Data Algorithmics (MADALGO), is a basic research
center funded by the Danish National Research Foundation. The center is
located in the Department of Computer Science, Aarhus University,
Denmark, but also includes researchers at CSAIL, Massachusetts Institute
of Technology, at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics and at
Frankfurt University. The center covers all areas of the design,
analysis and implementation of algorithms and data structures for
processing
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We are pleased to announce a workshop on random graphs to be held onWednesday, 14 May and Thursday, 15 May 2014. It will take place inNice, France.We anticipate an exciting programme. The provisional speakers listincludes Gabor Lugosi (UPF Barcelona), Luc Devroye (McGill), TomaszLuczak (Poznan), Josep Diaz (UPC Barcelona), JeanFrançois Marckert(Bordeaux), François Delarue (Nice), Tobias Müller (Utrecht), NicolasBroutin (INRIA Rocquencourt), Juanjo Rué (FU Berlin), Hamed
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7:39 AM  [DMANET] PhD position at TU Berlin
Institute of Mathematics
Technische Universität Berlin
PhD position in Algorithms/Theory
with a focus on Graph Exploration and Algorithmic Game Theory.
Research Assistant (100% TVL 13) for three years starting August 1,
2014, or later.
A PhD position is available in the „Combinatorial Optimization and Graph
Algorithms Group" at TU Berlin (www.coga.tuberlin.de), founded by the
newly established DFG Priority Programme "Algorithms for Big Data". The
task of the
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**** Apologies if you receive multiple copies of this message ****========================================================================CALL FOR WORKSHOPS AND TUTORIALSNetSys 20152nd International Conference on Networked Systemshttp://www.netsys2015.comCottbus, Germany, March 913, 2015========================================================================The Conference on Networked Systems (NetSys'15) provides aninternational forum for engineers and scientists in academia, andindustry
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Les difficultés des enseignants, en statistique, devant les intervalles de confiance, sont analysées comme épistémologiques, sémantiques et calculatoires ... et on étudie comment les surmonter, à la lumière de la pratique des statisticiens.

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*** Early Registration deadline (for SoCG) is May 10 ***.
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Workshop in honor of 65th birthday of Tetsuo Asano;
Growing Collaboration in Computational Geometry
in Computational Geometry Week 2014
Kyoto University, Japan. June 11 (Wed), 2014. 14:3018:35
http://www.jaist.ac.jp/~otachi/tetsuo65/
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This workshop aims to promote global collaboration in research
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6:00 AM  4774
4774 = 2 x 7 x 11 x 31. It is a palindrome with exactly four prime factors (A046330).4774 is a heptagonal number (A000566).4774 is a multiple of 11 and its digit sum is a multiple of 11 (A216995).4774 is the concatenation of the 15th prime and its reverse (A067087).4774 is 34034 in base 6 and 2233 in base 13 (A033011).4774 divides 673  1.Source: OEIS
April 21, 2014
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11:00 AM  April 21, 2014
Solution at the bottom of this page.Like this problem? Try our Contest Problem Book series!April is Mathematics Awareness Month! From magic squares and Möbius bands to magical card tricks and illusions, mysterious phenomena with elegant “Aha!” explanations have permeated mathematics for centuries. Such brainteasing challenges promote creative and rational thinking, attract a wide range of people to the subject, and often inspire serious mathematical research. The
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****************************************************************************** Call For Papers  SSS 2014  16th International Symposium on Stabilization, Safety, and Security of Distributed Systems http://sss2014.cs.upb.de/ Sept 29  Oct 1, 2014, Paderborn, Germany
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6:00 AM  5769
5769 = 3 x 3 x 641.5769 is the number of permutations of nine elements that have a third power equal to the identity permutation (A001470).5769 is the number of binary strings of length 14 with no substrings equal to 0001 or 1000 (A164398).5769 has a representation as a sum of two squares: 5679 = 122 + 752.5769 divides 10016  1.5769 is the number of (unordered) ways of making change for n cents using coins of 1/2, 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 20, 25, 50, and 100 cents (all historical U.S. coinage […]