DIAMANT Symposium November 2011

On 24 and 25 November 2011 the DIAMANT Symposium will be held at Conferentiecentrum Mennorode, Elspeet, the Netherlands.

Invited speakers include: Dan Bernstein (University of Illinois, Chicago), Valerie Berthé (LIAFA, Université Paris 7), Ariel Gabizon (Technion, Haifa), Etienne de Klerk (Universiteit van Tilburg).

There is ample space for contributed speakers.

How to contribute a talk

In the registration form Ph.D. students and postdocs can propose to give a talk (submit title and abstract). The closing date for talk proposals is 10 November 2011.


Details on the programme can be found here. The programme starts at about 11 AM on Thursday, and ends at about 3 PM on Friday.

Conference fee + accommodation

There is partial DIAMANT support for DIAMANT members---provided that they register before 10 November. By definition, DIAMANT members are full and associate professors listed here, as well as their research group members. Exact prices are listed on the registration page.

Travel information

The symposium venue is Conferentiecentrum Mennorode. For travel information, see this page (in Dutch).

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3 DIAMANT PhD positions awarded

NWO, following a shortlist provided by the DIAMANT board, has decided to award 3 PhD positions to young DIAMANT members: Dion Gijswijt (TU Delft), Jan Steffen Müller (RUG) and Arno Kret (UvA).
Read more.

DIAMANT funding continued

The funding of all four mathematics clusters has been continued by NWO. For the coming two years 85 kE will be available in each cluster.
Read more.

NWO Call for Tenure Track positions

NWO has opened a call for tenure track positions. Proposals for these positions, which include one PhD position for each tenure track position, can be submitted directly to NWO by professors from the 4 mathematics clusters, including Diamant. Diamant professors are warmly encouraged to submit proposals. Read more.

Dion Gijswijt and Jordan Ellenberg independently substantially improve capset bound

A capset in a finite dimensional vector space over the field with 3 elements is a subset that contains no 3-term arithmetic progressions. Dion Gijswijt (TU Delft) and Jordan Ellenberg have independently obtained a bound on the size of a capset that for the first time improves substantially on the trivial bound 3^n. Read more in Terence Tao's blog about these developments.