Several organizations or special groups are having receptions or
other social events. Please see Social
Events for details
Association for Symbolic Logic (ASL)
This two-day program on Sunday and Monday will include sessions
of contributed papers and Invited Addresses.
See also these events in the AMS program listings cosponsored
by the ASL: Special Session on Logical Methods in Computational
Mathematics (Friday and Saturday) and the panel discussion
on Contemporary Perspectives on Hilbert's Second Problem and
the Gödel Incompleteness Theorems (1:00 p.m. Saturday).
Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM)
Twenty-Eighth Annual Emmy Noether Lecture, Saturday, 9:00
a.m. to 9:50 a.m., will be given by Karen Vogtmann, Cornell
University, Automorphisms of free groups, outer space, and beyond.
A luncheon will be given in her honor; see Social
Events for details. Also see the related Special Session
on Geometric Group Theory jointly sponsored by the AWM listed
under the "AMS Special Sessions" heading.
Panel Discussion, Friday, 2:15 p.m. to 3:40 p.m. The AWM
Panel Discussion is titled Women Advancing to Leadership: When
and How, organized and moderated by Barbara L. Keyfitz,
The Fields Institute and University of Houston. The presenters include
Lisa Fauci, Tulane University, Department of Mathematics;
Cathy B. Kessel, Berkeley, California, Mathematics Education
Consultant; Johanna Levelt Sengers, NIST Scientist Emeritus;
Joan R. Leitzel, University of New Hampshire, President Emerita;
and Carolyn R. Mahoney, Lincoln University, President.
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 Saturday afternoon.
Business Meeting, Friday, 3:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Reception, Friday, 9:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. See the listing
in Social Events.
Workshop, Monday, 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.
Critical Career Decision Stages: Research
and Funding Opportunities, Monday, 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. This
AWM Workshop event features Claudia Polini, University of
Notre Dame as moderator, and panelists Valentina S. Harizanov,
The George Washington University, Kathleen OHara, Mathematical
Sciences Research Institute, Barbara Lee Keyfitz, Fields
Institute and University of Houston, and Michelle D. Wagner,
National Security Agency.
National Association of Mathematicians (NAM)
National Association of Mathematicians (NAM)Granville-Brown-Haynes
Session of Presentations by Recent Doctoral Recipients in the Mathematical
Sciences, Sunday, 2:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Cox-Talbot Address, to be given Sunday after the
banquet; speaker will be Scott Williams, University at Buffalo,
SUNY, Why "Mathematicians of the African Diaspora"?
Panel Discussion, Monday, 9:00 a.m. to 9:50 a.m. HBCUs
Prepare to Reform College Algebra Courses, organized by Dennis
Davenport, U.S. Military Academy
Business Meeting, Monday, 10:00 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.
Claytor-Woodard Lecture: Monday, 1:00 p.m. to 1:50 pm, speaker
will be Nathaniel Whitaker, University of Massachusetts,
Amherst; Some Mathematical Models for Modeling Blood Flow in
See details about the banquet on Sunday in 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, Sunday, 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Rocky Mountain Mathematics Consortium (RMMC)
Board of Directors Meeting, Sunday, 2:15 p.m. to 4:10 p.m.
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
This two-day program on Friday and Saturday will include
an Invited Address and six minisymposia. The Invited Address will
be given by Tony DeRose, Pixar, Title to be announced,
at 11:10 a.m. on Saturday.
Minisymposia and their organizers include
Environmental Modeling: Challenges in Practical Applications
and in Teaching, William L. Briggs, University
of Colorado at Denver (Friday afternoon);
Phylotaxis, Pau Atela and Christophe Gole,
Smith College (Friday morning);
Mathematical Modeling of Complex Systems in Biology, Lisa
J. Fauci, Tulane University (Saturday morning and afternoon);
Mathematics and Materials Science, Robert P. Lipton,
Louisiana State University (Friday morning); and
Recent Advances in Computational Scattering, Jie Shen,
Purdue University (Friday afternoon).
Structure and Topology in Graph Theory, Mark N. Ellingham,
Vanderbilt University, and Chris Stephens and Xiaoya Zha,
Middle Tennessee State University (Saturday morning and afternoon).
Summer Program for Women in Mathematics (SPWM)
Summer Program for Women in Mathematics (SPWM) Reunion,
Saturday, 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.
Young Mathematicians Network (YMN)
Concerns of Young Mathematicians: A Town
Meeting, Saturday, 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., organized by David
T. 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
Also see details about the poster
session (Friday at 2:15 p.m.) cosponsored by the YMN.
on the Web, Friday to Monday, 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. Friedman,
ISAMA and SUNY Albany, and Reza Sarhangi, Bridges Conference,
Towson University. A popular feature at the last Joint Mathematics
Meetings in San Antonio, 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.
CHANGE The Art Exhibit will be
located in the Regent Room on the 4th Floor of the Marriott. It
will be open during the following hours:
Friday 1/5: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sat 1/6 & Sun 1/7: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
Mon 1/8: 9:00 am to noon
Tetrahedral Variations, Saturday, 6:00
p.m., presented by Arthur Silverman, New Orleans, LA. Silverman
graduated from Tulane Medical School in 1947 and pursued a highly
successful career as a surgeon in New Orleans. He retired from his
medical practice while in his fifties in order to concentrate on
an earlier passion for sculpture. He was attracted to geometric
sculpture and became infatuated with the tetrahedron. He has produced
more than 300 sculptures based on the tetrahedron, predominately
in stainless steel or aluminum (see www.artsilverman.com).
His signature work is a pair of tetrahedrons, each 10 ft. by 60
ft. in front of the Energy Center in downtown New Orleans. There
are twenty of his sculptures in public buildings and outdoor areas
in New Orleans. A map showing locations of the sculptures will be
available at the Art Exhibit. A studio visit is also being planned
for Sunday at 6:00 p.m. If you plan to visit the studio, please
contact Nat Friedman, email@example.com.