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The Joint Mathematics Meetings are held for the purpose of advancing mathematical achievement, encouraging research, and to provide the communication necessary to progress in the field. These meetings serve to preserve, supplement, and utilize the results of the research of mathematicians the world over. Keeping abreast of the progress in mathematics results in the furtherance of the interest of mathematical scholarship and research.

Daubechies to Deliver Gibbs Lecture

picture of Ingrid DaubechiesIngrid Daubechies, Princeton University, will deliver the AMS Josiah Willard Gibbs Lecture on Wednesday, January 5, 2005 from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. She will speak on The interplay between analysis and algorithms. The lecture will be held in Hyatt Centennial Ballrooms I-III.

Professor Daubechies received both her Bachelor's and Ph.D. degrees (in 1975 and 1980) from the Free University in Brussels, Belgium. She held a research position at the Free University until 1987. From 1987 to 1994 she was a member of the technical staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories, during which time she took leaves to spend six months (in 1990) at the University of Michigan, and two years (1991--93) at Rutgers University. She is now at the Mathematics Department and the Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics at Princeton University. Her research interests focus on the mathematical aspects of time-frequency analysis, in particular wavelets, as well as applications.

In 1998 she was elected to be a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. The American Mathematical Society awarded her a Leroy P. Steele prize for exposition in 1994 for her book "Ten Lectures on Wavelets," as well as the 1997 Ruth Lyttle Satter Prize. From 1992 to 1997 she was a fellow of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Mathematical Society, the Mathematical Association of America, the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Krantz to Speak on Symmetry in
Complex Analysis

Steven KranrzSteven G. Krantz, Washington University in St. Louis, will deliver an MAA Invited Address on Saturday, January 8, 2005 from 10:05 a.m. to 10:55 a.m. He will speak on Symmetry in complex analysis.The lecture will be held in Hyatt Centennial Ballrooms

Professor Krantz received his B.A. degree from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1971. He earned his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1974 under the direction of E. M. Stein. His thesis topic was in the harmonic analysis of several complex variables.

Professor Krantz has taught at UCLA, Penn State, Princeton University, and Washington University in St. Louis (where he recently completed a five-year term as Chairman of the Mathematics Department). He is currently the Managing Editor of the Journal of Geometric Analysis and of the Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications (jointly with William Ames). He is Associate Editor of four other journals.

Professor Krantz has served on the AMS Council and the AMS Executive Commitee. He has been Chair of the AMS Publications Committee and is currently is on the advisory board for the Graduate Texts Committee of the AMS. He is consulting editor for a book series for McGraw-Hill and Birkhauser.

Professor Krantz is holder of the Chauvenet Prize and the Beckenbach Book Award, both prizes of the MAA. He has mentored 15 Ph.D. students and 10 Masters students and has authored over 125 papers and over 45 books.

Lazarsfeld to Deliver Colloquium Lectures

Robert LazarsfeldThe AMS Colloquium Lectures will be delivered by Robert K. Lazarsfeld, University of Michigan, on Wednesday, January 5, 2005 – Friday, January 7, 2005 from 1:00 p.m. to 1:50 p.m. He will speak on How polynomials vanish: Singularities, integrals, and ideals, Part I: How many times does a polynomial vanish at a point? Part II: The local theory of multiplier ideals. Part III: Global applications of multiplier ideals. The lectures will be held in Hyatt Centennial Ballrooms I-III.

Professor Lazarsfeld graduated from Harvard College in 1975, and received his Ph. D. from Brown University in 1980. He joined the faculty at UCLA in 1983, where he taught until moving to the University of Michigan in 1997.

Professor Lazarsfeld works in the field of complex algebraic geometry. He is particularly interested in concrete algebraic and geometric questions growing out of the study of higher dimensional algebraic varieties. He recently completed a two-volume monograph devoted to a body of work in algebraic geometry loosely centered around the theme of positivity.

Professor Lazarsfeld has held fellowships from the Sloan and Guggenheim Foundations, and was a Presidential Young Investigator in 1985-89. He has served on several AMS committees, including the Council, and he is currently on the editorial board of the Journal of the AMS. He has supervised 13 Ph. D. students and mentored about a dozen postdocs.

Vakil to Speak on the Geometry, Topology, and Combinatorics Behind Linear Algebra

Ravi VakilRavi D. Vakil, Stanford University, will deliver an MAA Invited Address on Wednesday, January 5, 2005 from 3:20 p.m.. to 4:05 p.m. He will speak on Given four lines in space, how many other lines meet all four?: The geometry, topology, and combinatorics behind linear algebra.The lecture will be held in Hyatt Centennial Ballrooms I-III.

Professor Vakil is from Toronto, Canada. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto, and his Ph.D. from Harvard under the direction of Joe Harris. After teaching at Princeton and MIT, he moved to Stanford in 2001.

His field of research is algebraic geometry. He is particularly interested in moduli spaces, as well as connections to other fields of mathematics. His lecture in Atlanta will be about the moduli space known as the ``Grassmannian'', parameterizing subspaces of a vector space; it is in some sense the geometry behind linear algebra.

Professor Vakil is the recipient of an AMS Centennial Fellowship, a Sloan Research Fellowship, and an NSF CAREER grant. He was recently awarded a Presidential PECASE award. He has long been involved in programs for gifted students.

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