2005 Joint Mathematics Meetings
"Mathematical Art Exhibit": Organized
by Robert Fathauer, Tesselations Company; Nat
Friedman, ISAMA and University at Albany; and Reza
Sarhangi, Bridges Conference, Towson University.
A popular feature at the last Joint Mathematics Meetings
in Phoenix, this exhibit provides a break in your day.
On display are paintings, prints, and sculpture by artists
whose work is inspired by mathematics and by mathematicians
who use visual art to express their findings. Fractals,
symmetry and tiling, topology, polyhedra, optical illusions
and unusual perspective systems are some of the ideas
at play here. Don't miss this unique opportunity to
see a different side of mathematics!
The exhibit will be located in the Joint
Mathematics Meetings Exhibit and the hours are:
Wednesday - 12:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Thursday - 10:00
a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Friday - 9:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.,
and Saturday - 9:00 a.m. to noon.
Audiovisual Equipment: Standard
equipment in all session rooms is one overhead projector
and screen. (Invited 50-minute speakers are automatically
provided with two overhead projectors.) Blackboards
are not available. Organizers of sessions that by their
nature demand additional equipment (e.g., VCR and monitor
or projection panel) and in which the majority of speakers
in the session require this equipment should contact
the audiovisual coordinator for the meetings at the
AMS office in Providence at 401-455-4140 or by email
to obtain the necessary approvals. Individual speakers
must consult with the session organizer(s) if additional
equipment or services are needed. If your session has
no organizer, please contact the audiovisual coordinator
directly. All requests should be received by November
Equipment requests made at the meetings most likely
will not be granted because of budgetary restrictions.
Unfortunately, no audiovisual equipment can be provided
for committee meetings or other meetings or gatherings
not on the scientific program.
Child Care: The American Mathematical Society
and the Mathematical Association of America will be
offering childcare services for the Atlanta Joint Mathematics
Meetings to registered participants. Read all about
Email Services: An Email Center will be set
up in room Chicago A-B, located near the registration
desk in the Hyatt Regency for the Joint Mathematics
Meetings participants to retrieve and send email messages
on Wednesday thru Saturday. As a special service
to participants, it will be open 24 hours a day.
This service is being offered on an experimental basis.
Please be advised that email access is provided as a
service to participants, and that we cannot provide
unlimited access to email stations in terms of the number
of email stations provided. Email service is also available
in most of the hotels. Please be considerate of others
who also would like to use the email center by limiting
your time at the computers.
Information Distribution: Tables are set up
in the exhibit area for dissemination of general information
of possible interest to the members and for dissemination
of information of a mathematical nature not promoting
a product or program for sale.
If a person or group wishes to display information
of a mathematical nature promoting a product or program
for sale, they may do so in the exhibit area at the
Joint Books, Journals, and Promotional Materials exhibit
for a fee of $58 (posters are slightly higher) per item.
Please contact the exhibits
manager, MMSB, P.O. Box 6887, Providence, RI
02940, for further details.
The administration of these tables is in the hands
of the AMS-MAA Joint Meetings Committee, as are all
arrangements for Joint Mathematics Meetings.
Local Information: See www.atlanta.net/visitors/index.asp
for information about the city.
Petition Table: At the request of the AMS Committee
on Human Rights of Mathematicians, a table will be made
available in the exhibit area at which petitions on
behalf of named individual mathematicians suffering
from human rights violations may be displayed and signed
by meetings participants acting in their individual
details contact the director of meetings in the Providence
office at 401-455-4137 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Signs of moderate size may be displayed at the table
but must not represent that the case of the individual
in question is backed by the Committee on Human Rights
unless it has, in fact, so voted. Volunteers may be
present at the table to provide information on individual
cases, but notice must be sent at least seven days in
advance of the meetings to the director of meetings
in the Providence office. Because space is limited,
it may also be necessary to limit the number of volunteers
present at the table at any one time. The Committee
on Human Rights may delegate a person to be present
at the table at any or all times, taking precedence
over other volunteers.
Any material that is not a petition (e.g., advertisements,
résumés) will be removed by the staff.
At the end of the exhibits on Saturday, any material
on the table will be discarded, so individuals placing
petitions on the table should be sure to remove them
prior to the close of exhibits.
Telephone Messages: The most convenient method
for leaving a message is to do so with the participant's
hotel. Another method would be to leave a message at
the meetings registration desk from January 5 through
8 during the hours that the desk is open. These messages
will be posted on the Math Meetings Message Board; however,
staff at the desk will try to locate a participant in
the event of a bona fide emergency. The telephone number
will be published in the program and daily newsletter.