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2011 JMM, Jan 6 - 9, 2011, New Orleans Marriott, Sheraton New Orleans, Largest Annual Mathematics Meeting in the World

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About the JMM

MAA logoThe Mathematical Association of America (MAA) and the American Mathematical AMS logoSociety (AMS) return to New Orleans for thr next Joint Mathematics Meetings after the very successful 2010 Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Francisco. This will be the 94th annual winter meeting of MAA and the 117th annual meeting of AMS. They will be joined at this meeting by the Association for Symbolic Logic, the Association for Women in Mathematics, the National Association for Mathematicians, and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Attendance reached a record high when the meetings were held in New Orleans in 2007 and it is expected to be even larger in 2011!

What to Expect from this Meeting

Look for a few Joint Mathematics Meetings' mainstays such as exhibits filled with some of the leading scientific publishers, well-known computer hardware and software manufacturers, well-known health and lifestyle companies, companies offering mathematics enrichment products, and professional organizations; a comprehensive and rich scientific program geared toward mathematicians of all ages and levels of expertise; the Mathematical Art Exhibition that includes works by artists in various media; many activities for students such as the Graduate School Fair for undergraduate students and the Poster Sessions for young mathematicians and undergraduate students; employment opportunities at the Mathematical Sciences Employment Center; Courses such as the MAA Short Course, two AMS Short Courses, and the MAA Minicourses; Prize and Award Ceremonies where numerous mathematical achievements are recognized; the Who Wants to Be a Mathematician Game that showcases the brilliance of local high school students; and endless networking and social events.

Katherine Socha to speak on Sea battles, Benjamin Franklin's oil lamp, and jellybellies

picture of SochaKatherine Socha, Saint Mary's College of Maryland, will deliver a MAA Invited Address on Friday January 7, 2011, 9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m., in the Great Ballroom A-C, 5th Floor, Sheraton. She will speak on  Sea battles, Benjamin Franklin's oil lamp, and jellybellies.

Katherine Socha is an associate professor of mathematics at St. Mary's College of Maryland and a 2009-2011 AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow placed in the Division of Mathematical Sciences at the National Science Foundation.  Her scholarly interests include mathematical fluid dynamics and partial differential equations, and she has a sneaking fondness for category theory. Read more …

George Papanicolaou to deliver the AMS Gibbs Lecture

picture of George PapanicolaouGeorge Papanicolaou, Stanford University, will deliver the AMS Josiah Willard Gibbs Lecture on Thursday, January 6, 2011, 8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m, in the Great Ballroom A-C, 5th Floor, Sheraton. He will speak on Mathematical problems in Systemic Risk.

George Papanicolaou obtained his PhD in mathematics in 1969 at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University. He was assistant professor, associate and then professor of mathematics there until 1993 at which time he moved to the mathematics department at Stanford University where he is the Robert Grimmett Professor of Mathematics. He is a member of the US National Academy of Sciences and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Read more …

Robert Bell to speak on Lessons from the Netflix Prize

photo of Robert BellRobert M. Bell, AT&T, will deliver a MAA Invited Address on Sunday, January 9, 2011, 10:05 p.m. - 10:55 a.m, in the Great Ballroom A-C, 5th Floor, Sheraton. He will speak on  Lessons from the Netflix Prize.

Robert M. Bell received a Ph.D. in statistics from Stanford University in 1980.  After spending 18 years at RAND doing public policy analysis, he joined the Statistics Research Department at AT&T Labs-Research.  His research interests range from machine learning methods to survey research methods. He was a member of the team that won the Netflix Prize competition in 2009. Bell has served on the Fellows Committee of the American Statistical Association, ... Read more …

Alexander Lubotzky to speak on Expander Graphs in Pure and Applied Mathematics

picture of LubotzkyAlexander Lubotzky, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, will deliver:

These lectures will be held in Great Ballroom A-C, 5th Floor, Sheraton Hotel. Read more...

Melanie Wood to speak on Binary Quadratic Forms: from Gauss to Algebraic Geometry

picture of woodMelanie Matchett Wood, American Institute of Mathematics and Stanford University, will deliver a MAA Invited Address on Saturday, January 8, 2011, 2:15 p.m. - 3:05 p.m, in the Great Ballroom A-C, 5th Floor, Sheraton. She will speak on  Binary quadratic forms: From Gauss to algebraic geometry.

Melanie Wood received her B.S. from Duke University in 2003, completed Part III of the Mathematical Tripos at the University of Cambridge in 2004, and received her PhD from Princeton University under the supervision of Manjul Bhargava in 2009. She is currently a Szego Assistant Professor in the mathematics department at Stanford University and an American Institute of Mathematics Five-Year Fellow.  Read more …

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