Monday, December 11, 2006

RIP (Research In Peace)

The Institut Mittag-Leffler has just celebrated its ninetieth birthday. It is a Nordic research institute for mathematics, under the auspices of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, created by Gösta and Signe Mittag-Leffler who donated their house, library and fortune to the Academy. The Institute runs year-long research programs in specialized areas of mathematics, and I am told that it is a great place to visit.

One of their programmes is called RIP (Research in Peace). This is a programme allowing mathematicians from Scandinavian universities, who are not directly connected to the current scientific programme, to visit the Institute for shorter periods. My colleague, and frequent indirect contributor to this blog, Anders Claesson is presently visiting Mittag-Leffler using the RIP programme.

Maybe some of you will be interested in organizing a programme on some topic in TCS at that institution.

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