The National Science Foundation has announced support for nine Regional Research Conferences to be hosted in 2008 by the Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences (CBMS). These nine will add to the 308 such conferences held since the NSF-CBMS Regional Research Conference Series began in 1969.
These conferences are intended to stimulate interest and activity in mathematical research. Each five day conference features a distinguished lecturer who delivers ten lectures on a topic of important current research in one sharply focused area of the mathematical sciences. The lecturer subsequently prepares an expository monograph based upon these lectures, which is normally published as a part of a regional conference series. Depending upon the conference topic, the monograph is published by the American Mathematical Society, the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, or jointly by the American Statistical Association and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics.
In addition, the CBMS is requesting proposals for the 2009 conferences. Support is provided for about 30 participants at each conference and the conference organizer invites both established researchers and interested newcomers, including postdoctoral fellows and graduate students, to attend. Proposals are due by April 21.
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