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The largest mathematics meeting in the world is returning to San Antonio, one of the friendliest cities in the nation and where southern hospitality meets Texas charm to create a culture that’s adept at making visitors feel at home. The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) and the American Mathematical Society (AMS) invite you to join them there for the next Joint Mathematics Meetings (JMM). This will be the 98th annual winter meeting of MAA and the 121st annual meeting of AMS. The JMM will again host sessions by the Association for Symbolic Logic (ASL), the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM), the National Association for Mathematicians (NAM), and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM).
Exciting Talks Scheduled
Daniel A. Spielman to Speak on Graphs, Vectors, and Matrices
Daniel A. Spielman, Yale University, will give the AMS Josiah Willard Gibbs Lecture on Saturday, January 10, 2015, 8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., Lila Cockrell Theatre, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. The title of his talk will be Graphs, Vectors, and Matrices.
Daniel Alan Spielman received his B.A. in Mathematics and Computer Science from Yale in 1992, and his Ph.D in Applied Mathematics from M.I.T. in 1995. He spent a year as a NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoc in the Computer Science Department at U.C. Berkeley, and then taught in the Applied Mathematics Department at M.I.T. until 2005. Since 2006, he has been a Professor at Yale University. He is presently the Henry Ford II Professor of Computer Science, Mathematics, and Applied Mathematics. Read more ...
Ken Ono to Speak on Golden Numbers and Identities: The Legacy of Rogers and Ramanujan
Ken Ono, Emory University, will give an MAA Invited Address on Sunday, January 11, 2015, 9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m., Lila Cockrell Theatre, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. The title of his talk will be Golden Numbers and Identities: The Legacy of Rogers and Ramanujan.
Ken Ono received his Ph.D from UCLA in 1993. Upon graduation, he held positions at the University of Georgia, the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), the Institute of Advanced Studies, and Penn State University, where he was named the Louis P. Martarano Professor in 1999. He was the Manasse Professor of Letters and Science and the Hilldale Professor of Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin at Madison before assuming his current position as the Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Mathematics at Emory University in 2010. Read more ...
Donald G. Saari to Speak on From Voting Paradoxes to the Search for "Dark Matter"
Donald G. Saari, University of California, Irvine, will give the MAA-AMS-SIAM Gerald and Judith Porter Public Lecture on Saturday January 10, 2015, 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m., Lila Cockrell Theatre, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. The title of his talk will be From Voting Paradoxes to the Search for "Dark Matter".
Don Saari grew up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, near the shores of Lake Superior, which ensured a youth full of skiing and camping. After his undergraduate degree from Michigan Tech, and his PhD in math from Purdue, he had a postdoctoral position in the Yale Astronomy Department. He then moved to the Northwestern University, where served one term as departmental chair and was the Pancoe Professor of Mathematics. Following the principle of changing universities every millennium, in 2000 he moved to the University of California in Irvine where he is the director of the Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a foreign member of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters.
Michael Hopkins to Give the AMS Colloquium Lectures
Michael Hopkins, Harvard University, will give the AMS Colloquium Lectures on the following days:
- Saturday, January 10, 2015, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m., Lila Cockrell Theatre, Convention Center, AMS Colloquium Lectures, Lecture I on Algebraic Topology: New and Old Directions
- Sunday, January 11, 2015, 1:00 p.m.-1:50 p.m., Room 217A, Convention Center, AMS Colloquium Lectures, Lecture II on The Kervaire Invariant Problem
- Monday, January 12, 2015, 1:00 p.m.-1:50 p.m., Room 217A, Convention Center, AMS Colloquium Lectures, Lecture III on Chern-Weil Theory and Abstract Homotopy Theory
Michael J. Hopkins, is one of the world’s pre-eminent algebraic topologists and a professor of mathematics at Harvard University. His work has revolutionized the field of algebraic topology, a field of mathematics which studies topological or geometric structures using the methods of algebra. He has pioneered the application of homotopy theory to a range of areas in mathematics, collaborating with geometers, number theorists and mathematical physicists. Read more ...
Christiane Rousseau to Speak on Divergent Series and Differential Equations: Past, Present, Future
Christiane Rousseau, Université de Montréal, will give an MAA Invited Address on Monday, January 12, 2015, 9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m., Lila Cockrell Theatre, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. The title of her talk will be Divergent Series and Differential Equations: Past, Present, Future ….
Christiane Rousseau studied at Université de Montréal where she got her PhD in 1977. After postdoctoral studies at McGill University, she came back to Université de Montréal where she became professor. She chaired her department in 1993-97 and she has been President of the Canadian Mathematical Society from 2002 to 2004. When she was Director of Centre de Recherches Mathématiques (CRM) in 2008-09, she initiated the international year “Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013”. Read more ...
Richard A. Tapia to Speak on the Remarkable Journey of the Isoperimetric Problem: From Euler to Steiner to Weierstrass
Richard A. Tapia, Rice University, will give an AMS-MAA Invited Address on Monday, January 12, 2015, 11:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Lila Cockrell Theatre, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. The title of his talk will be The Remarkable Journey of the Isoperimetric Problem: From Euler to Steiner to Weierstrass.
Dr. Tapia was born to parents who emigrated from Mexico as young children in search of education. He is internationally known for his research in the computational and mathematical sciences and is a national leader in education and outreach. His current Rice positions are University Professor (only the sixth individual afforded this title in the 100 year history of Rice University), Maxfield Oshman Professor in the Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics, and Director of the Center for Excellence and Equity in Education. Read more ...
Jordan Ellenberg to Speak on Combinatorial Designs, Finite Geometries, and Beating the Lottery
Jordan Ellenberg, University of Wisconsin-Madison, will give an AMS-MAA Invited Address on Saturday January 10, 2015, 11:10 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Lila Cockrell Theatre, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. The title of his talk will be Combinatorial Designs, Finite Geometries, and Beating the Lottery.
Jordan Ellenberg is Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, specializing in number theory and arithmetic geometry. He received his Ph.D. at Harvard in 1998, under the direction of Barry Mazur, and was a postdoc at Princeton before joining the math department at Wisconsin in 2005. He has held an NSF CAREER grant and a Sloan fellowship, and is a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society. Most recently, his work has centered on the development of geometric and topological approaches to conjectures in algebraic and analytic number theory. Read more ...
What to Expect from this Meeting
Top features of this meeting are:
- a comprehensive and rich scientific program geared toward mathematicians of all ages and levels of expertise;
- featured lectures;
- recognition of numerous mathematical achievements through Prize and Award Ceremonies;
- courses such as the AMS Short Course and the MAA Minicourses;
- many activities for students including the Graduate School Fair for undergraduate students;
- poster sessions for young mathematicians and undergraduate students;
- employment opportunities at the AMS Employment Center;
- the Mathematical Art Exhibition that includes works by artists in various media;
- the Who Wants to Be a Mathematician Competition that showcases the brilliance of ten of the nation's best high school math students
- exhibits filled with some of the leading scientific publishers, well-known computer hardware and software manufacturers, well-known health and lifestyle companies, companies offering mathematics enrichment products, and professional organization
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