The MS2Discovery Institute and the AMMCS Kolmogorov-Wiener Prize

The establishment of the MS2Discovery Interdisciplinary Research Institute at goes back to 2004 when the Centre for Coupled Dynamics and Complex Systems was originated, informally combining WLU scientists from the Department of Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Computer Science. In the same year, a new interdisciplinary seminar series was established. These activities combined three major research areas in their broadest sense,

  • Applied Mathematics (AM),
  • Modelling (M), and
  • Computational Science (CS),
resulting in the abbreviation known now to a larger scientific and engineering community as AMMCS.

In 2011, when the WLU celebrated its the 100-th anniversary, its Waterloo Campus became the venue for a major international event in Applied Mathematics Modeling and Computational Science, the AMMCS-2011 Conference. Wilfrid Laurier University is the oldest university in the Cambridge-Kitchener-Waterloo-Guelph area, a beautiful part of Southwestern Ontario located in a comfortable driving distance from some of North America’s major tourist destinations, including the Niagara Escarpment, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, Toronto and Niagara Falls.

The AMMCS-2011 conference had an exciting scientific program featuring nearly 50 special and contributed sessions in several parallel tracks, as well as 10 one-hour talks given by distinguished scientists and mathematicians. Each day of the conference, the scientific program started with a plenary session that featured one of the conference plenary speakers. The scientific program of the conference provided a unique opportunity for in-depth technical discussions and exchange of ideas in applied mathematics, computational science and mathematical modeling with their applications in natural and social sciences, engineering and technology, industry and finance. In 2014 AMMCS activities found their natural continuation in officially launching the MS2Discovery Interdisciplinary Research Institute. Further information about the Institute can be found here.

The AMMCS Kolmogorov-Wiener Prize was established in 2011 at the AMMCS-2011 meeting. It is awarded biannually at AMMCS international meetings. Further details on the procedure of how to apply can be found here.