Several organizations or special groups are having
receptions or other social events. Please see the "Social
Events" section for details.
Association for Symbolic Logic (ASL)
This two-day program on Saturday and Sunday will
include sessions of contributed papers and Invited Addresses by
Douglas Cenzer, University of Florida; C. Ward Henson,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Michael C. Laskowski,
University of Maryland; Alain Louveau, CNRS and Université
de Paris 6; Russell Miller, Queens College (CUNY); Itay
Neeman, University of California Los Angeles; and Sergei
Starchenko, University of Notre Dame.
See also the Special Session jointly sponsored by
the ASL on Interdisciplinary Research Involving Analysis and
Logic in the "AMS Special Sessions" section.
Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM)
Twenty-Seventh Annual Emmy Noether Lecture, Friday,
9:00 a.m. to 9:50 a.m., will be given by Ingrid Daubechies,
Princeton University, Mathematical results and challenges in
learning theory. Also see the Special Session of the same
title jointly sponsored by the AWM and organized by Cynthia
Rudin, Courant Institute, New York University, under "AMS
Special Sessions" .
A luncheon in honor of the lecturer will be held
on Friday. See the "Social
Events" section for details on how to participate.
Lawrence H. Summers: One Year Later, Thursday,
3:20 p.m. to 4:35 p.m., organized by Barbara Lee Keyfitz,
Fields Institute and University of Houston. Speakers include Richard
M. Dudley, M.I.T.; Mary W. Gray, American University;
Ellen E. Kirkman, Wake Forest University; M. Beth Ruskai,
Tufts University; Alice Silverberg, University of California
Irvine; Karen Uhlenbeck, University of Texas at Austin;
and others. Widely quoted remarks by the President of Harvard
University in January 2004 initiated a public discussion of the
status of women scientists in research universities; speakers
consider aspects of the controversy that are important to the
future of women in mathematics
Just before the panel discussion, AWM will recognize
the Alice T. Schafer award honorees. Note that formal prizewinner
announcements are made at the Joint Prize Session on Friday afternoon
(see the AWM inclusion in the "Joint
Sessions" section ).
Business Meeting, Thursday, 4:40 p.m. to
Workshop, Sunday, 8:20 a.m. to 4:20 p.m.
With funding from the Office of Naval Research and the National
Security Agency, AWM will conduct its workshop for women graduate
students and women who have received the Ph.D. within the last
five years. Twenty women mathematicians are selected in advance
of this workshop to present their research; graduate students
will present posters, and the recent Ph.D.'s will give 20-minute
talks. The workshop opens with a dinner on a previous evening
to introduce workshoppers and mentors, and includes a panel discussion
on career issues. 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 other meeting
sessions. The deadline for applications for presenting and funding
has expired. Updated information about the Workshop is available
at www.awm-math.org/workshops.html. AWM seeks volunteers to lead
discussion groups and to act as mentors for workshop participants.
If you are interested, please contact the AWM office; inquiries
regarding future workshops may be made to the office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reception, Thursday, 9:30 p.m.to11:00
p.m. See the listing in the "Social
National Association of Mathematicians (NAM)
Granville-Brown-Haynes Session of Presentations
Recent Doctoral Recipients in the Mathematical Sciences, Saturday,
2:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Cox-Talbot Address, to be given Saturday
after the banquet; speaker and title to be announced.
Panel Discussion, The National Association
of Mathematicians: Perspectives for the Future from Younger Mathematicians,
Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 9:50 a.m., moderated by Dawn A. Lott,
Delaware State University.
Business Meeting, Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to
Claytor-Woodard Lecture: Sunday, 1:00 p.m.,
Gaston M. N'Guerekata, Morgan State University to speak
on A Rebirth of Bochner's theory of almost automorphy of solutions
to evolution equations
See details about the banquet on Saturday in the
"Social Events" section.
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, Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to
Rocky Mountain Mathematics Consortium (RMMC)
Board of Directors Meeting, Saturday, 2:15
p.m. to 4:10 p.m.
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
This two-day program on Thursday and Friday will
include an Invited Address and six minisymposia. The Invited Address
will be given by Thanasis Fokas, Cambridge University,
Integrability, imaging of the brain, and the Dirichlet to Newmann
map, at 11:10 a.m. on Friday.
Minisymposia and their organizers include:
Geometric Representations of Graphs, Alice
M. Dean, Skidmore College; Ellen Gethner, University
of Colorado at Denver, and Joshua D. Laison, Colorado College
Education: Preparing Mathematics Students for
Interdisciplinary Research, William L. Briggs,
University of Colorado at Denver (Thursday afternoon);
New Transform Methods for Differential Equations,
Beatrice Pelloni, University of Reading, UK, and Li-yeng
Sung, University of South Carolina ((Friday afternoon);
Inverse Problems: Theory and Numerics for Novel
Applications, Heniz W. Engl, Johannes Kepler University,
and Lothar Reichel, Kent State University (Friday morning
Mathematical Neuroscience: From Experiment to
Theory, Kresimir Josic, University of Houston (Thursday
and Friday mornings); and
Numerical Solution of Partial Differential Equations
and Applications to Flow in Porous Media, Todd J. Arbogast,
University of Texas at Austin (Thursday morning).
See also the Special Sessions jointly sponsored
by SIAM in the "AMS
Special Sessions" section.
Young Mathematicians Network (YMN)
Concerns of Young Mathematicians:
A Town Meeting, Friday, 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 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 (Friday
at 2:00 p.m.) and panel discussions (Thursday at 3:50 p.m., Friday
at 9:00 a.m., and Saturday at 9:00 a.m.) cosponsored by YMN under
MAA Sessions" section.
Math on the Web, Wednesday to Saturday,
various times. The problem of communicating math on the Web is
really no different than 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
Mathematical Art Exhibit,
organized by Robert Fathauer, Tesselations Company; Nathaniel
A. Freidman, ISAMA and SUNY Albany; and Reza Sarhangi,
Bridges Conference, Towson University. A popular feature at the
last Joint Mathematics Meetings in Atlanta, this exhibit provides
a break in your day. On display are works in various media by
artists who are inspired by mathematics and by mathematicians
who use visual art to express their findings. Fractals, symmetry,
and tiling are some of the ideas at play here. Don't miss this
unique opportunity for a different perspective on mathematics.
The exhibit will be open during the regular exhibit hours.
Summer Program for Women in Mathematics (SPWM),
Friday, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., organized by Murli M. Gupta,
George Washington University. SPWM participants will describe
their experiences from past programs.