The conference will take place at the Centre for Mathematical Sciences at Lund University, Lund, Sweden.

The city of Lund, located in the south of Sweden (close to Copenhagen, Denmark), was founded more than 1000 years ago and Lund is possibly the oldest city in present day Sweden. Lund is easy to reach from the Copenhagen airport by fast direct train crossing the Öresund bridge. Lund is a small, culturally rich and historic, city very much dominated by its large university.

Founded in 1666, Lund University is today one of the largest, oldest and broadest universities in Scandinavia and is consistently ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. Around 47000 students study at the University, which has some 6 300 employees.

Lund University is an important force in the expansive Öresund region, not least since two of Europe’s largest research facilities, Max IV and ESS, will be built in Lund within the next ten years.

Mathematics in Lund has a very strong tradition, in particular within mathematical analysis, represented by names such as the Fields medallist Lars Hörmander and the professor emeriti Lars Gårding and Jaak Peetre. Since 20 years there is also a very strong activity within applied and industrial mathematics, in particular within computer vision and mathematical statistics.

The centre for Mathematical Sciences at Lund University was created more than ten years ago by joining Mathematics, Mathematical Statistics and Numerical Analysis at Lund University. The Centre currently has approximately 120 employees performing research and providing education within many fields of mathematics including mathematical statistics and scientific computing. The Centre for Mathematical Sciences since its creation, through its employees, gives birth to almost one successful spin-off company a year. One of the last examples is Polar Rose, recently sold to Apple.

You are all very welcome to ECMI 2012 and the Centre for Mathematical Sciences at Lund University in July 2012!