Some of the
AMS and MAA Invited Speakers are:
Vladimir
Voevodsky is an Institute for Advanced Study Faculty member
who has made one of the most outstanding advances in algebraic
geometry in the past few decades by developing new cohomology
theories for algebraic varieties. His work is characterized by
an ability to handle highly abstract ideas with ease and flexibility
and to deploy those ideas in solving quite concrete mathematical
problems. On August 20, 2002, he received one of two Fields Medals
awarded in Beijing, China, at the International Congress of Mathematicians
for developing new cohomology theories for algebraic varieties,
thereby providing new insights into number theory and algebraic
geometry. One consequence of Voevodsky's work, and one of his
most celebrated achievements, is the solution of the Milnor Conjecture,
which for three decades was the main outstanding problem in algebraic
Ktheory. Professor Voevodsky will be giving an AMS Invited Address.
David
B. Mumford is
Professor of Applied Mathematics at Brown University. He is a Field
Medalist and has received many other honors such as an honorary
D.Sc. from the University of Warwick, membership in the National
Academy of Sciences, and election to President of the International
Mathematical Union. David Mumford was awarded a Fields medal in
1974 for his work in algebraic geometry. Subsequently, the direction
of his work shifted from algebraic geometry to areas of applied
mathematics including machine and natural intelligence. Professor
Mumford will be giving the AMS Josiah Willard Gibbs Lecture.
Paul
J. Sally, Jr. is Professor
of Mathematics and the Director of Undergraduate Studies in Mathematics
at the University of Chicago. He has received many prestigious honors,
including the University of Chicago Quantrell Award for Excellence
in Undergraduate Teaching, the Amoco Award Foundation Award for
Longterm Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, the 2002 Haimo Award,
presented by the MAA, for his commitment to the cause of education
and excellence at all levels, and the 2000 Award for Distinguished
Service, presented by the AMS, for his service to the Society as
Trustee and for his many efforts in improvement of mathematics education
for the nation's youth and especially for members of minority and
underrepresented groups. Paul Sally founded the University of Chicago
School Mathematics Project, a leading education reform effort, and
cofounded the Young Scholars Program for mathematically talented
students. Professor Sally will be giving an MAA Invited Address.
Peter
Sarnak is Professor of Mathematics
at Princeton University. He has received many prestigious honors
including election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences,
the honor of being corecipient of SIAM's Polya Prize for his work
on the discrete spectrum of the Laplacian on curves, a NSF Sloan
Fellowship, and the Ostrowksi Prize for outstanding contributions
in the field of mathematics. Among the distinguished talks he has
given are the Porter Lectures at Rice, the Whittemore Lectures at
Yale, the Gergen Lectures at Duke, and the Pauli Lectures at ETH
Zurich. Peter Sarnak's main work has been in spectral geometry,
automorphic forms and zeta functions, and their applications to
number theory, mathematical physics, and combinatorics. Professor
Sarnak will be giving the AMS Colloquium Lectures.
Richard
A Tapia is Noah Harding Professor
of Computational and Applied Mathematical Sciences and the Associate
Director of the Center for Research in Parallel Computation at Rice
University. Among many prestigious honors, he was elected to the
National Academy of Engineering and was the first nativeborn Hispanic
ever to receive this recognition, he was appointed to serve on the
National Science Board, he won a Presidential Award for Excellence
in Mathematics, Science, and Engineering Mentoring, and he won the
American Association for the Advancement of Science MentorLifetime
Achievement Award. In less than a decade, Richard Tapia has spearheaded
a nationally recognized model outreach program for minorities and
women. He is widely known for his outstanding contributions to aiding
members of underrepresented groups within the computing community.Professor
Tapia will be giving an MAA Invited Address.
This meeting is held jointly
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