As a follow up to this post, a research program activity has been scheduled to discuss my brother's papers. Unfortunately, it is out of reach of most of us in the Americas since it is being held at the Center for Mathematical Research in Barcelona, Spain next year. Grants are available for lodging and reduced fee registration for post-graduate students. A summary of the program follows:
Dates: July 2 to 6, 2012
Place: Centre de Recerca Matemàtica (CRM), Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain
1. Develop diversity measures that are sensitive to species similarity.
2. Understand the mathematical content of Jost's partitioning result.
3. Extend Jost's partitioning result to similarity-sensitive measures.
This activity is not just about creating new mathematics. It is also crucial that the methods developed are useful to life scientists. This requires communication in both directions: From life scientists to mathematicians and from mathematicians to life scientists.
Ben Allen, Harvard University
Silvia Cuadrado, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Tom Leinster, University of Glasgow
Richard Reeve, University of Glasgow
John Woolliams, University of Edimburgh
John Baez, National University of Singapore
Jordi Bascompte, Estación Biológica de Doñana
Michel Bonsall, Oxford University
Anne Chao, National Tsing Hua University
Christina Cobbold, University of Glasgow
Anthony Ives, University of Wisconsin
Lou Jost, Independent researcher
Michel Loreau, McGill University
Louise Matthews, University of Glasgow
Hans Metz, Universiteit Leiden
Theo Meuwissen, Norwegian University of Life Sciences
Sandrine Pavoine, Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle
Joan Pino Vilalta, Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals/ Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
William Sherwin, University of New South Wales
For more information, please reference:
http://www.crm.cat/Activitats/Activitat ... efault.htm