[FAM-news] "austrian of the year" (fwd)

Walter Schachermayer by way of Andreas Schamanek schamane at fam.tuwien.ac.at
Mon Sep 25 14:53:26 CEST 2006


Ich unterstuetze diesen "Campaign-Aufruf" nachdruecklich und bitte 
alle, einen Schneeball-Effekt auszuloesen.

LG    Walter

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Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2006 08:59:00 +0200 (CEST)
From: Prof. Heinz W. Engl <heinz.engl at jku.at>
Subject: "austrian of the year"


dear colleagues

the newspaper "presse" elects as every year 3 "austrians of the year". in
the category science, one of the candidates is karl sigmund, the chairman
of the radon institute kuratorium.

although such election might be considered a bit questionable, they 
are connected with a lot of publicity. if simgund should be chosen, 
this would certainly give more public visibility for mathematics. in 
addition to his mathematical work, karl sigmund also planned and 
organized some high profil public exhibitions, e.g. on forced 
emigration from austria of jewish scientists and on kurt gödel.

for these reasons, i would like to "campaign" for karl sigmund. the 
election can be done by sending a form published (e.g. today) in 
"presse" to the journal, i can be done online via 
http://diepresse.com/austria06 or by sending an sms with the text 
"austria 1e" to 0900 872872 (i do not know if voting by sms one has to 
vote also for a candidate in the other categories, so that i suggest 
that those who want to participtae (this is a suggestion , nothing 
more, of course!) do so via internet).

best regards
heinz engl

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