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All locations are subject to change
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 Tuesday and Wednesday
will include sessions of contributed papers as well as Invited
Addresses by Barbara Csima, University
of Waterloo; Inessa Epstein, California
Institute of Technology; Rahim Moosa, University
of Waterloo; Christian Rosendal, University
of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Albert Visser,
Utrecht University; and Jouko Vaananen,
University of Amsterdam.
See also the Special Sessions cosponsored
by the ASL on Logic and Dynamical Systems on Monday
and Tuesday, and Model Theoretic Methods in Finite Combinatorics
on Tuesday and Wednesday in the "AMS
Association for Women
in Mathematics (AWM)
Thirtieth Annual Emmy Noether Lecture,
Tuesday, 10:05 a.m., will be given by Fan Chung
Graham, University of California San Diego, The
geometry of graphs. A luncheon will be given in her
honor; see the "Social Events" section for details.
What and Where will the Jobs Be? Trends
in Mathematics and in Employment, Monday, 2:15
p.m. to 3:40 p.m., organized and moderated by Cathy B. Kesssel,
Mathematics Education Consultant. Panelists are Deanna Egelston, National Security Agency, Ellen
E. Kirkman, Wake Forest University, Sandy Landsberg, U. S. Department of Energy, and Mary
E. Morley, Ocean County College. Just before the
panel discussion, AWM will recognize the honorees for the
Alice T. Schafer Prize for Excellence in Mathematics by
an Undergraduate Woman and the Louise Hay Award for Contributions
to Mathematics Education. Note that formal prizewinner announcements
are made at the Joint Prize
Session on Tuesday afternoon.
Business Meeting, Monday,
3:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Workshop, Thursday, 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 includes
a panel discussion at 1:00 p.m. on What is the right
job for me?, moderated by Gail D. L. Ratcliff,
East Carolina University, with panelists Deanna
Haunsperger, Carleton College; Magnhild
Lien, California State University North ridge;
David L. Manderscheid, University of Nebraska-Lincoln;
and Carol S. Wood, Wesleyan University.
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 email@example.com.
Reception, Monday, 9:30 p.m.
to 11:00 p.m. See the listing in "Social
National Association of
Granville-Brown-Haynes Session of
Presentations by Recent Doctoral Recipients in the Mathematical
Sciences , Wednesday, 2:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Cox-Talbot Lecture will be given during
the banquet at 7:30 p.m. on Friday by Leon Woodson,
Morgan State University, on State of a M.A.D. Union.
Panel Discussion, Thursday,
9:00 a.m. to 9:50 a.m.
Business Meeting, Thursday,
10:00 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.
Claytor-Woodard Lecture, Wednesday, 1:00
p.m. will be given by Earl Barnes, Morgan State University,
on The Hoffman-Wielandt inequality revisited.
See details about the banquet on Tuesday in
the "Social Events".
National Science Foundation
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, Wednesday,
8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Rocky Mountain Mathematics
Board of Directors Meeting,
Wednesday, 2:15 p.m. to 4:10 p.m.
Society for Industrial
and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
An Invited Address will be given by Kenneth
M. Golden, University of Utah, on Mathematics of sea
ice to help predict climate change on Tuesday, 11:10 a.m.
The following minisymposia are scheduled on
the days indicated:
Mathematical Modeling of Natural Resources, organized
by Catherine A. Roberts, College of the Holy Cross,
Monday morning and afternoon;
Mathematical and Computational Challenges in Global Climate
and energy Processes, organized by Margot Gerritsen,
Stanford University, Tuesday morning;
Graph Theory, organized by Stephen G. Hartke,
University of Nebraska -Lincoln, Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday
Polar climate Modeling, organized by Kenneth M.
Golden, University of Utah, and David M. Holland,
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences-NYU, and moderated
by Deborah L. Sulsky, University of New Mexico, Wednesday
The Mathematics of Energy Conversion, Keith Promislow,
Michigan State University; and
Education Minisymposium on Professional Development and
Career Choices for Students, organized by William
L. Briggs, University of Colorado at Denver, Thursday
Young Mathematicians Network
Concerns of Young Mathematicians:
A Town Meeting, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., organized
by Sarah Ann Stewart, Belmont University, and Joshua
D. Laison, Willamette University. 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 other sessions cosponsored
by the YMN under these headings: MAA Panels, Posters,
and Other Sessions (Finding
Your nth Job...,
Monday at 9:00 a.m.; Project
NExT-YMN Poster Session, Monday at 2:15 p.m.;
How to Apply for
Jobs, Monday at 4:30 p.m.;) and MAA Sessions
for Students (Graduate School: Choosing One...,
Monday at 2:15 p.m.; Career Options for Undergraduate
Mathematics Majors, Tuesday at 9:00 a.m.).
Exhibition, organized by Robert Fathauer,
Tessellations Company, Nathaniel A. Friedman,
ISAMA and SUNY Albany, and Anne Burns,
Long Island University, C. W. Post University. A popular
feature at the last Joint Mathematics Meetings this exhibition
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 exhibition will be open
during the regular exhibit
Mathematical Art Exhibit Prize - The
Mathematical Art Exhibit Prize was established in 2008 through
an endowment provided to the AMS by an anonymous donor,
who wishes to acknowledge those whose works demonstrate
the beauty and elegance of mathematics expressed in a visual
art form. First, second and third prizes will be awarded
by a panel of judges chosen by the AMS and MAA for aesthetically
pleasing works that combine mathematics and visual art exhibited
in the 2009 Joint Mathematics Meetings Mathematical Art
Exhibit. View all the works on exhibit and watch for the
announcement of the awarded works. Winners will be announced
on Tuesday, January 7, 2009, in the exhibits.
for Women in Mathematics (SPWM) Reunion, Tuesday
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., organized by Murli M. Gupta,
George Washington University. SPWM participants will describe
their experiences from past programs.