The Commission on Development and Exchanges (CDE) of the International Mathematical Union (IMU) continued to support mathematics and mathematicians from developing countries in 1996.
The program "Support to Individual Mathematicians" offers partial travel support to mathematicians who make an extended research visit in an advanced mathematical center which commits itself to supporting the local expenses. This program applies both to mathematicians from developing countries and to mathematicians from advanced countries who visit a mathematical center in a developing country.
The program "Support to Conferences" offers partial support for the academic activities of conferences organized in developing countries.
As in the past years, the CDE has received many applications and had to make a strict selection before awarding funding.
The CDE has also continued supporting research teams in Vietnam through a special grant awarded to Professor Pham who coordinates scientific cooperation with Vietnam. The CDE has also decided to cooperate with I.C.P.A.M. (Nice, France) and with I.C.T.P. (Trieste, Italy). The cooperation will be effective in 1997. Two special funding projects, one for Vietnam and one for Africa are being examined (to be effective hopefully in 1997)
A list of beneficiaries is given below. The activities of the CDE were made possible through funding or donations received from ICSU, IMU, Mathematical Society of Japan and Société Mathématique de France.
Name / Field ORIGIN Research Visit / Year Balachandran (control theory) India Univ. Tennessee (USA), Jul. 96 Osilike (nonlinear analysis) Nigeria ICTP (Italy), Apr. 96 Laouar (applied pde) Algeria ICTP (Italy), Oct. 96 Flores (calculus of variations) Chile ICTP (Italy), Oct. 96 Cortinas (K-theory) Argentina Bielefeld (Germany) and Paris (France), Oct. 96 Kabbaj (commutative algebra) Marocco U. Tennessee, Knoxville (USA), Jan 97 Elizondo (algebraic geometry) Mexico Tata Institute (India), Jan 97 Paycha (mathematical physics) France Univ. de Los Andes, Bogota (Colombia), Jul. 97 Moore (nonlinear analysis) Nigeria ICTP (Italy), Nov. 96 Umar (algebraic semi-groups) Nigeria Univ. Scotland, St Andrews (UK), Dec. 96 Zeine (applied pde, economy) Mauritania Nice (France), Oct. 96
Title of the Meeting/Conference Country / Year
Algebra and its applications (Obada) Cairo (Egypt), April 96 Intl. Conf. Functional and Global Analysis (Sy) Quezon City (Philippines), Oct. 96 III Intl. Conf. Operational Research (Allende) Habana (Cuba), Mar 97 Giraga, geometry and analysis (Ezin) Porto Novo (Benin), Dec. 96 Intl. Conf. Dynamical Systems, Rangarajan Bangalore (India), Jan 97 Workshop K-theory, Karoubi Mendonza (Argentina), Aug. 96, Ukraine DEBC-97, differential equations (Maistrenko) Katsiveli (Ukraine), May 97
Country Country/Year Vietnam (Pham) Nice (France), Jun. 96