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I'm applying for jobs, and I am frustrated that I haven't yet found a nice 'master list' of thematic programs at various institutes in the coming year. I'm talking about semester-long or year-long programs in a topic, with the aim of assembling a bunch of young mathematicians in field for that length of time.

The ones I have found so far are:

And here are other 2011 programs:

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I don't know if this is the appropriate sort of question; if not, I can delete it. Also, should this be communitywiki? I'm not clear on what that means. – Greg Muller Oct 24 '09 at 5:24
I think this is absolutely appropriate -- certainly of interest to mathematicians! Community wiki means that it's easier to edit questions and answers (i.e. you need less reputation), and also that no one gains reputation from questions and answers. Any question that hopes to produce a "sorted list of answers" should generally by community wiki. Also, any "soft" questions should be community wiki, mostly so they don't look like cheap attempts to garner reputation. Use your own judgement on this one, it's not essential but might help producing better organised answers. – Scott Morrison Oct 24 '09 at 7:03
The Fields program in Discrete Geometry and Applications is actually Fall 2011, not Spring 2011. Perhaps someone with more mana than me could correct the post. – Hugh Thomas Oct 24 '09 at 13:33
A master list of thematic programs might be a good idea for a page on the Notable Math Wiki (, alongside the existing Math Jobs Wiki that they host. – Ari Oct 27 '09 at 2:10
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because no longer relevant – Mark Grant May 23 at 10:11

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The Hausdorff Research Institute for Mathematics, Bonn, Germany has:

Future Trimester Programs

* Geometry and dynamics of Teichmüller space
  May - August 2010
* On the Interaction of Representation Theory with Geometry and Combinatorics
  January - April 2011
* Analysis, and Numerics for High Dimensional Problems
  May - August 2011

Future Junior Programs

* Algebra and Number Theory
  January - April 2010
* Stochastics
  September - December 2010

Here's a link to their webpage.

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Here are some future programs at the Isaac Newton institute in Cambridge.

Non-Abelian Fundamental Groups in Arithmetic Geometry   20/07/09-18/12/09
Dynamics of Discs and Planets   12/08/09-18/12/09
Stochastic Partial Differential Equations   04/01/10-02/07/10
Stochastic Processes in Communication Sciences  11/01/10-02/07/10
Statistical Challenges Arising from Genome Resequencing     12/07/10-06/08/10
Gyrokinetics in Laboratory and Astrophysical Plasmas    19/07/10-13/08/10
Mathematical and Statistical Approaches to Climate Modelling and Prediction     11/08/10-22/12/10
Partial Differential Equations in Kinetic Theories  16/08/10-22/12/10
Moduli Spaces   04/01/11-01/07/11
Discrete Analysis   10/01/11-08/07/11
Inverse Problems    25/07/11-21/12/11
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I'd like to invite people to put all relevant information up on the Math Jobs Wiki. Any thematic program with visitor support and competitive applications can go there.

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Where would it go on the wiki? – Greg Muller Nov 3 '09 at 0:51
All of the thematic programs are at institutes, so what you want to do is put the announcements in the fellowships/institutes section of whatever country. Or create such a section if the country/region doesn't have one. – Greg Kuperberg Nov 3 '09 at 5:42

By next year do you mean the next academic year? If not, there's Number Theory as Experimental and Applied Science at CRM in Montreal Jan-Apr 2010.

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Also, July-December 2010 at the CMS is "Geometric, Combinatorial, and Computational Group Theory". – Hugh Thomas Nov 2 '09 at 20:09


The online registration is now open for the


The 2010 Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) Summer
School in Probability will be held at the University of Washington and
Microsoft Research from June 21 to July 10, 2010.
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Mathematical Biosciences Institute

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MITACS will be hosting the International Focus Period on Network Analysis and Applications in 2010-2011.

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There's a very useful list of mathematical institutes around the world at:

Many of these institutes sponsor semester or year long programs with support for graduate students, post docs, and even more senior researchers.

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I typically stop by Kedlaya's page here. Of course, this is for stuff related to number theory/arithmetic geometry.

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