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Category:   E-Announce
Subject:   Turing Centenary Research Competition - Call for Proposals
Email:   pmt6sbc_(on)_maths.leeds.ac.uk
Date received:   23 Jun 2011
Deadline:   16 Dec 2011

THE TURING CENTENARY RESEARCH PROJECT: MIND, MECHANISM AND MATHEMATICS Research Fellowship and Scholar Competition http://www.mathcomp.leeds.ac.uk/turing2012/give-page.php?408 Submission deadline - December 16, 2011 More than any other figure, Turing has left a coherent scientific agenda related to many of the 'Big Questions' concerning the relationship between the human mind, mechanism in nature, and the mathematics required to clarify and answer these questions. The very breadth and fundamental nature of Turing's impact makes the centenary celebration a hugely opportune period in which to reassert the role of basic thinking in relation to deep and intractable problems facing science. 'The Turing Centenary Research Project - Mind, Mechanism and Mathematics', supported by a major grant from the John Templeton Foundation, arises from the above-mentioned scientific agenda, and is aimed at researchers still within ten years of receiving their Ph.D. The participants in the research project will be the winners of the 'Mind, Mechanism and Mathematics' competition, designed to provide significant funding support for eight young researchers. Five of the winners will become JTF 'Turing Research Fellows' with an award of £75,000 each; and awards of £45,000 will be for JTF 'Turing Research Scholars' in the 16 to 25 age-group. The competition is organised in conjunction with the Turing Centenary Celebration, to be held June 22-25, 2012, at the Manchester City Hall and the University of Manchester. The award winners will be duly honoured on the June 23, 2012 centenary of Turing's birth. Further details: __________________________________________________________________________ Honorary Chairs: Rodney Brooks and Sir Roger Penrose Submission deadline - December 16, 2011 Award Notification - March 31, 2012 Award Ceremony - Turing Centenary Day, June 23, 2012 Commencement of the research project - July 1, 2012 Proposals will be judged relative to four research themes: Chair of the Judges: S Barry Cooper (Leeds) The Judges for Research Theme 1 (The Mathematics of Emergence: The Mysteries of Morphogenesis): Luca Cardelli (Microsoft Research, Cambridge) Stuart Kauffman (Vermont/Santa Fe) Cris Moore (New Mexico/Santa Fe) The Judges for Research Theme 2 (Possibility of Building a Brain: Intelligent Machines, Practice and Theory): Luciano Floridi (Oxford/Hertfordshire) Barbara Grosz (Harvard) Aaron Sloman (Birmingham) The Judges for Research Theme 3 (Nature of Information: Complexity, Randomness, Hiddenness of Information): Eric Allender (Rutgers) Rodney Downey (Wellington) Manindra Agrawal (Kanpur) The Judges for Research Theme 4 (How should we compute? New Models of Logic and Computation): Samson Abramsky (Oxford) Gordon Plotkin (Edinburgh) Robert I. Soare (Chicago) Proposals should be made via the EasyChair submission page at: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=turingresearch2012 For further details, see: http://www.mathcomp.leeds.ac.uk/turing2012/give-page.php?408 __________________________________________________________________________ ALAN TURING YEAR http://www.turingcentenary.eu _________________ Prof S Barry Cooper Tel: UK: (0113) 343 5165, Int: +44 113 343 5165 School of Mathematics Fax: UK: (0113) 343 5090, Int: +44 113 3435090 University of Leeds Email: pmt6sbc_(at)_leeds.ac.uk, Mobile: 07590602104 Leeds LS2 9JT Home tel: (0113) 278 2586, Int: +44 113 2782586 U.K. WWW: http://www.amsta.leeds.ac.uk/~pmt6sbc __________________________________________________________________________ ATT00001 _______________________________________________ Elsnet-list mailing list Elsnet-list_(at)_mailman.let.uu.nl http://mailman.elsnet.org/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-list

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