# Joint Mathematics Meetings Invited Addresses

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### 1998 Joint Mathematics Meetings

Baltimore, MD, January 7-10, 1998

Meeting #930

Associate secretaries:

**Robert J Daverman**, AMS daverman@math.utk.edu

**Donovan H Van Osdol**, MAA dv@christa.unh.edu

**Jonathan Alperin**, University of Chicago, *Problems in the representation theory of finite groups*
**Haim Brezis**, Universit\'e de Paris and Rutgers University, *How to handle infinite energies.*
**Gail F. Burrill**, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, *K--12 mathematics education in the twenty-first century.*
**Kenneth A. Minihan**, Director, National Security Agency, *Title to be announced.*
**Richard W. Riley**, U. S. Secretary of Education, *Title to be announced.*

**Robert L. Bryant**, Duke University, *The idea of curvature for differential equations.*
**Melvin Hochster**, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, *Why Characteristic p is Better.*
**Bradley Lucier**, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, *Nonlinear wavelet image processing.*
**Prabhakar Raghavan**, IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA, *Randomized algorithms.*
**Tudor Stefan Ratiu**, University of California, Santa Cruz, *Recent advances in geometric mechanics: Theory and applications.*
**Gian-Carlo Rota**, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, *Combinatorial snapshots.*
**Gian-Carlo Rota**, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, *Invariant theory, old and new.*
**Gian-Carlo Rota**, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, *Introduction to geometric probability.*
**Edward Witten**, Institute For Advanced Study, *M Theory.*
**Lai-Sang Young**, University of California, Los Angeles, *The speed of mixing in chaotic dynamical systems.*

**Thomas F. Banchoff**, Brown University, *Communicating visual mathematics: Illuminating mathematics via the Internet.*
**Roger E. Howe**, Yale University, *Coincidences and connections: Some new and old results in Euclidean Geometry.*
**James Propp**, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, *Tilings, randomness, and undergraduate research.*
**Alan H. Schoenfeld**, University of California, Berkeley, *Can we build a model of how and why teachers do what they do? And if so, why should we care?*
**Marjorie Senechal**, Smith College, *They symmetry mystique.*
**John Stillwell**, Monash University, Australia, *Some exceptional objects and their history.*
**Herbert S. Wilf**, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, *New views of the idea of mathematical induction.*

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