Association for Symbolic Logic (ASL)
This two-day program on Friday and Saturday will include
sessions of contributed papers and Invited Addresses
by: Mathias Aschenbrenner, University of Illinois
at Chicago, Asymptotic differential algebra;
Andres Caicedo, Institut fur formale Logik (Vienna),
Projective well-orderings of the reals; Tetsuya
Ishiu, University of Kansas, Lawrence, The nonstationary
ideal and club guessing ideals; Alexander Berenstein,
UIUC, Generic groups of automorphisms of probability
spaces and Hilbert spaces; Joseph Mileti,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Partition
theorems and computability theory; Bjorn Poonen,
University of California Berkeley, Extensions of
Hilbert's Tenth Problem; and W. Hugh Woodin,
University of California Berkeley, Structural equivalences
for the determinacy of real games. See also the
Special Session jointly sponsored by the ASL in the
"AMS Special Sessions"
section, as well as a cosponsored panel discussion on
Hilbert's First Problem listed in the "Other
AMS Sessions" section.
Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM)
Twenty-Sixth Annual Emmy Noether Lecture, Thursday,
9:00 a.m. 9:50 a.m., will be given by Lai-Sang
Young, Courant Institute, New York University, From
limit cycles to strange attractors.
A dinner in honor of the lecturer will be held on Wednesday
evening. See the "Social
Events" section for details on how to participate.
Achieving Diversity in Graduate Programs, Part I:
The Challenge to Retain Women, Wednesday, 3:20 p.m.
4:20 p.m., organized by Suzanne M. Lenhart,
University of Tennessee, and Sylvia T. Bozeman,
Spelman College. This panel discussion is cosponsored
by the National Association of Mathematicians; see the
description of Part II of this presentation on Saturday
at 9:00 a.m. under NAM's listing of events.
Just before the panel discussion, AWM will recognize
the Alice T. Schafer prizewinner, runner-up, and honorable-
mention honorees. Note that formal prizewinner announcements
are made at the Joint Prize Session on Thursday afternoon
(see the AWM inclusion in the "Joint
Business Meeting, Wednesday, 4:20 p.m.
Focus: Future: Wednesday, 4:50 p.m. 5:30
p.m. At the conclusion of the business meeting, members
and others interested in the AWM are invited to come
and share ideas at this session organized by the AWM
Long-Range Planning Committee. Helen Moore, American
Institute of Mathematics, will serve as moderator.
Workshop, Saturday, 8:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m.
With funding from the Office of Naval Research and the
National Security Agency (pending final funding approval),
AWM will conduct its workshop for women graduate students
and women who have received the Ph.D. within the last
five years. Organizers are Dawn A. Lott, New
Jersey Institute of Technology, Judy L. Walker,
University of Nebraska, and Claudia Polini, University
of Notre Dame.
Twenty women mathematicians have been selected in advance
of this workshop to present their research. The selected
graduate students will present posters, and the recent
Ph.D.'s will give 20-minute talks. Travel funds are
provided to the twenty selected presenters. The workshop
will also include a panel discussion on issues of career
development. Participants will have the opportunity
to meet with other women mathematicians at all stages
of their careers. All mathematicians (female and male)
are invited to attend the entire program. Departments
are urged to help graduate students and recent Ph.D.'s
who do not receive funding to obtain some institutional
support to attend the workshop and the associated meetings.
The deadline for applications for presenting and funding
has expired. Inquiries regarding future workshops may
be made to AWM by telephone: 301-405-7892, by email:
or by visiting http://www.awm-math.org/.
AWM seeks volunteers to lead discussion groups and
to act as mentors for workshop participants. If you
are interested in volunteering, please contact the AWM
The AWM Workshop Panel Discussion on Saturday
is on Shaping a career in mathematics. It will
be moderated by Dawn A. Lott, Delaware State
University; panelists include Helen Moore, American
Institute of Mathematics, Anne Trenk, Wellesley
College, and Pamela Cook, University of Delaware
Reception, Wednesday, 9:30 p.m. 11:00
p.m. See the listing in the "Social
National Association of Mathematicians (NAM)
National Association of Mathematicians (NAM) Granville-Brown-Haynes
Session of Presentations by Recent Doctoral Recipients
in the Mathematical Sciences, Friday, 2:15 p.m .
The NAM Cox-Talbot Address will be given at
Friday's banquet by John W. Alexander Jr., Miami-Dade
College, on Intrinsically interesting mathematical
intrigue (Why I love mathematics).
Achieving Diversity in Graduate Programs, Part II:
The Challenge to Retain Underrepresented Groups,
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. 9:50 a.m., organized by Nathaniel
Dean, Texas Southern University, and Rhonda J.
Hughes, Bryn Mawr College. This panel discussion
is cosponsored by the Association of Women in Mathematics;
see the description of Part I of this presentation on
Wednesday at 3:20 p.m. under AWM's listing of events.
Business Meeting, Saturday, 10:00 a.m.
Claytor-Woodard Lecture: Saturday, 1:00 p.m.,
speaker and title to be announced.
See details about the banquet on Friday in the "Social
National Science Foundation (NSF)
The NSF will be represented at a booth in the exhibit
area. NSF staff members will be available to provide
counsel and information on NSF programs of interest
to mathematicians. The booth is open the same days and
hours as the exhibits. Times that staff will be available
will be posted at the booth.
Pi Mu Epsilon (PME)
Council Meeting, Friday, 8:00 a.m. 11:00
Rocky Mountain Mathematics Consortium (RMMC)
Board of Directors Meeting, Friday, 2:15 p.m
. 4:10 p.m.
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
A two-day program on Wednesday and Thursday will include
an Invited Address and minisymposia. The Invited Address
will be given by Pavel Pevzner, University of
California San Diego, Transforming men into mice
(and into chimpanzees, dogs, chickens, etc.) at
11:10 a.m. on Thursday. Minisymposia and their organizers
include Undergraduate Linear Algebra and Differential
Equations: Projects, Problems, and Issues, William
Briggs, University of Colorado at Denver; Discontinuous
Glaerkin Methods: Theory and Applications, Paul
Castillo, University of Puerto Rico and Chi-Wang
Shu, Brown University; and Error-Correcting Codes,
Vera Pless, University of Illinois at Chicago.
See also the Special Sessions jointly sponsored by SIAM
in the "AMS Special Sessions"
Young Mathematicians Network (YMN)
Concerns of Young Mathematicians:
A Town Meeting, Wednesday, 7:15 p.m. 8:15
p.m., organized by David Kung, St. Mary's College
of Maryland. This panel discussion will focus on the
current primary concerns of young mathematicians, from
undergraduates to newly tenured professors, with emphasis
on audience participation.
Also see details about the poster session (Thursday
at 2:00 p.m.) and panel discussions (Wednesday at 2:15
p.m. and 3:50 p.m. ) cosponsored by YMN under the "Other
MAA Sessions" section.
Math on the Web, Wednesday Saturday,
various times. The problem of communicating Math on
the Web is really no different from communicating math
via other media. Namely, authoring and displaying mathematical
notation is difficult. On top of that, the Web is a
dynamic medium, where users can interact with rich media
documents in sophisticated ways. This introduces a whole
new layer of challenges and possibilities for engaging,
interactive communication between authors and readers.
There will be several presentations on the exhibit hall
floor throughout the meeting.
Summer Program for Women in Mathematics (SPWM),
Thursday, 2:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m., organized by Murli
Gupta, George Washington University. SPWM participants
will describe their experiences from past programs.
Blumenthal Session, Friday, 9:00 a.m.
9:45 a.m. The Leonard M. and Eleanor M. Blumenthal Award
for the Advancement of Research in Pure Mathematics
will be given at the Joint Prize Session on Thursday
afternoon. The winner of this award, Manjul Bhargava,
Princeton University, will speak on his research at
this Friday morning session.
Several organizations or special groups are having
receptions or other social events. Please see Social
Events for details.