We are soon to be joined at 15 South College Street by two groups from The University of Edinburgh, School of Informatics and also by the Maxwell Institute Graduate School in Analysis and its Applications (MIGSAA). Bringing new groups into the building means that the way the space is used is changing.
ICMS will occupy the ground and top floors of the building with Informatics sandwiched in between. The ICMS reception will remain on level 3. The MIGSAA will have offices on the top floor and a new classroom on the ground floor.
How this affects visitors and clients:
1. ICMS will not be able to host any meetings from October to the end of December 2014.
2. A new seminar room and dining area for ICMS events will be created on the ground floor. This will be up and running in January 2015.
3. The lecture theatre will stay as it is but will be used by the MIGSAA until their new classroom is ready in January 2015. So the theatre will not be available for other uses for the remainder of 2014.
Work has already started converting levels 2 and 3 into office space for Informatics. Work will begin on the ground floor in October following our three September workshops.
When the work is completed we will have a flexible facility for hosting events. We look forward to welcoming you to our new-look facilities in 2015.
Please remember that ICMS is available to the mathematics community for seminars, colloquiums and workshops but priority is always given to our core EPSRC workshops and we do not run events in August. We have a busy calendar of events planned for 2015 see http://www.icms.org.uk/ for details.
After ICMS moved to 15 South College Street in January 2010, an upgrade to the audio-visual facilities in the Newhaven Lecture Theatre was planned with financial aid from EPSRC. The installation of the new state-of-the-art equipment took place during May. In addition to the traditional blackboards and other display equipment, we are now happy to be able to offer
- projection of two simultaneous presentations
- a smart board
- video conferencing via the internet.
On 22 June the new facilities were put to the test. As part of the workshop The mathematical challenges and modelling of hydroelasticity, a talk was given by Professor Roger Hosking from a lecture room at his home institution of University of Waikato in New Zealand. Although the 11 hour time zone difference meant that Roger had to start his talk at 21.00 local time to fit with the 10.00 UK time slot, the test was successful and ICMS are delighted to have an ash-cloud-proof way of delivering talks!
2009 sees the start of a new relationship between ICMS and the National e-Science Centre (NeSC). ICMS will now hold most of its larger workshops (>35 delegates) at the National e-Science Centre and will also have an office in the building.
Situated at 15 South College Street, Edinburgh, NeSC is close to road and rail links, local ameneties and major buildings of University of Edinbugh. The building houses a fully-appointed, 108 seat lecture theatre as well as smaller meeting rooms, breakout space and catering facilities and is fully accessible to wheelchair users and delegates with reduced mobility. (See facilities list.)
We are also widening the range of venues used in 2009 to include the Informatics Forum at the University of Edinburgh and the Mathematics Deparment, University of Glasgow.
Full details of forthcoming workshops can be found on the ICMS website.