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Joint Mathematics Meetings

Activities of Other Organizations

This section includes scientific sessions. 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 Friday and Saturday will include sessions of contributed papers as well as Invited Addresses by Bradd Hart, McMaster University; Philipp Hieronymi, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Peter Koellner, Harvard University; Colin McLarty, Case Western Reserve University; Justin Moore, Cornell University; Itay Neeman, University of California Los Angeles; and Christian Rosendal, University of Illinois at Chicago.

See also the session cosponsored by the ASL, Effective Algebra and Model Theory, on Wednesday and Thursday in AMS Special Sessions.

Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM)

Thirty-Fourth Annual Noether Lecture, Thursday, 10:05 a.m., will be given by Raman Parimala, Emory University, A Hasse principle for quadratic forms over function fields.

Also see the session on The Brauer Group in Algebra and Geometry, jointly sponsored by the AWM, in AMS Special Sessions.

The Retention of Women in Mathematics, organized by Ami Radunskaya, Pomona College, and Christina Sormani, City University of New York; Wednesday, 2:15 p.m.–3:40 p.m. This panel is being organized in response to an article in Science entitled "Survival Analysis of Faculty Retention in Science and Engineering by Gender", in which it was reported that the survival rate for women assistant professors in mathematics is only 4.45 years. Panelists Julie Bergner, University of California, Riverside; Andrea Bertozzi, University of California, Los Angeles; Estela Gavosto, University of Kansas; Douglas Haynes, University of California, Irvine; Lisette de Pillis, Harvey Mudd College; and Chuu-Lian Terng, University of California, Irvine; are all from departments and universities which have successfully attracted and supported women through the tenure process. They will describe the methods that worked for them. Audience members are welcome to bring in suggestions of their own. The panel will have an online component located at https://sites.google.com/site/awmpanel2013/ where all suggestions will be posted. The panel will be moderated by Cheryl Geisler, Simon Fraser University. The online moderator is Christina Sormani.

Business Meeting, Wednesday, 3:45 p.m.–4:15 p.m.

Workshop Poster Presentations and Reception, Friday, 6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. With funding from the National Security Agency, AWM will conduct its workshop poster presentations by women graduate students.

Workshop on Number Theory, Saturday, 8:00 a.m.–5:50 p.m. With funding from the National Security Agency, AWM will conduct its workshop with presentations by senior and junior women researchers; all talks will be listed in the meeting program. Graduate student posters from Friday's AWM Poster Presentation will also be on display. 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. Updated information about the workshop is available at www.awm-math.org/workshops.html. AWM seeks volunteers to serve 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 awm@awm-math.org.

Reception, Wednesday, 9:30 p.m.–11:00 p.m. see Social Events for details.


National Association of Mathematicians (NAM)

Granville-Brown-Haynes Session of Presentations by Recent Doctorial Recipients in the Mathematical Sciences, Friday, 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Cox-Talbot Address, to be given Friday after the banquet, speaker and title to be announced.

Panel Discussion, Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-9:50 a.m., Strategies for Winning Images, Lasting Impressions, and Brilliant Brands. This panel will discuss how to market yourself when applying for tenure, employment and entrance into graduate schools.

Business Meeting, Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m.

Claytor-Woodward Lecture, Saturday, 1:00 p.m., Rudy Horne, Morehouse College, title to be announced.

See details about the banquet on Friday in Social Events.

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 a.m.

Rocky Mountain Mathematics Consortium (RMMC)

Board of Directors Meeting, Friday, 2:15 p.m.–4:10 p.m.


Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)

This program consists of an Invited Address at 11:10 a.m. on Thursday given by Adrian Nachman, University of Toronto, Inverse problems with minimal interior measurements, and a series of Minisymposia on these topics:

Applied, Computational, and Discrete Mathematics at National Laboratories and Federal Research Agencies, Rick Chartand, Los Alamos National Lab; Gary Hewer, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, China Lake; Zuhair Nashed, University of Central Florida; and Luminita Vese, University of California Los Angeles, Friday afternoon.

Hybrid Inverse Problems in Medical Imaging, Adrian Nachman, University of Toronto; Thursday afternoon.

Integer Programming and Combinatorial Optimization, Jesus De Loera, University of California, Davis; Saturday morning.

Title Change New Trends and Directions in Inverse Problems and Signal Processing, Zuhair Nashed, University of Central Florida; Qiyu Sun, University of Central Florida, Friday morning.

Mathematical Models and Fast Algorithms in Imaging Sciences, Peter Blomgren, San Diego State University, Yonggang Shi, University of California Los Angeles; Xue-Cheng Tai, University of Bergen; Luminita Vese, University of California Los Angeles, Wednesday morning.

Modeling Across the Curriculum: Bringing Relevance to Middle, High School, and Early Undergraduate Math Experiences, Ron Buckmire, National Science Foundation; and Peter Turner, Clarkson University; Thursday morning.

Perspectives from Industry, Li-Tien Cheng, University of California San Diego, Luminita Vese, University of California Los Angeles; and Zuhair Nashed, University of Central Florida, Saturday afternoon.

Vistas in Applied, Computational, and Discrete Mathematics, Zuhair Nashed, University of Central Florida, and Luminita Vese, University of California Los Angeles, Wednesday afternoon.

Young Mathematicians Network (YMN)

Open Forum, Thursday, 7:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m., organized by Josh Laison, Willamette University; Elizabeth Moseman, National Institute of Standards and Technology; and Thomas Wakefield, Youngstown State University. All meeting participants, especially undergraduates and graduate students, and early career mathematicians are invited to discuss topics and issues affecting young mathematicians.

Also see details about other sessions cosponsored by the YMN in MAA Panels, etc.: Project NExT-YMN Poster Session, Wednesday, 2:15 p.m.; Published or Perished: Life After the Tenure Decision, Wednesday, 3:50 p.m.; Career Options for Undergraduate Mathematics Majors, Thursday, 9:00 a.m.; On-Campus Interview Survival Guide, Thursday, 10:35 a.m.; Graduate School: Choosing One, Getting In, Staying In, Thursday, 1:00 p.m.; and You Published Your Dissertation, Now What?, Thursday, 2:40 p.m.



Mathematical Art Exhibition, organized by Robert Fathauer, Tessellations Company; Nathaniel A. Friedman, ISAMA and SUNY Albany, Anne Burns, Long Island University C. W. Post University, Reza Sarhangi, Towson University, and Nathan Selikoff, Digital Awakening Studios. A popular feature at the 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. Topology, fractals, polyhedra, 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 located inside the Joint Mathematics Exhibits and open during the same exhibit hours. The list of participating artists is posted at http://gallery.bridgesmathart.org/exhibitions/2013-Joint-Mathematics-Meetings.

Summer Program for Women in Mathematics (SPWM) Reunion, organized by Murli M. Gupta, George Washington University, Thursday, 9:00 a.m.–noon, in Room 10, San Diego Convention Center. This is a reunion of the participants from our past 18 years who are in various states in their mathematical careers: some are students (undergraduate or graduate), others are in various jobs, both in academia as well as government and industry. The participants will describe their experiences relating to all aspects of their careers, and a few will give talks on the research areas they are exploring. See http://www.gwu.edu/~spwm.

You Are Promoted! Great, What Is Next?, moderated by K. Renee Fister, Murray State University; Thursday, 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Panelists Christina Sormani, Lehman College; Catherine Roberts, College of the Holy Cross; Suzanne Lenhart, University of Tennessee, Knoxville; and Michael Dorff, Brigham Young University; will focus on viable options that women and men can examine in the mid-career phases of their academic and industrial jobs. Panelists and audience members have the opportunity to share perspectives and lessons learned. There exist many instances in which people have moved forward into administration and/or other managerial opportunities. As this may not be the best option for many, this panel will discuss strategies to help target those next steps for one’s career.

The session will involve a panel discussion and then a group break-out session in which each group focuses on a general question relating to this topic. Discussion will involve how tenured women and men in academia and managers in industrial settings can become active in mentoring their junior colleagues and how recently promoted people can seek out mentors from senior colleagues for assistance. Another discussion topic will relate to the pressures to which tenured women and women in industrial leadership roles are encouraged to sculpt out time for additional administrative responsibilities that may inhibit further promotions. Sponsored by the Joint Committee on Women in the Mathematical Sciences.

The Mathematical Sciences in 2025, presented by Tom Everhart, California Institute of Technology, and Mark Green, University of California, Los Angeles, Thursday, 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m . The National Academies undertook a study assessing the current state of the mathematical sciences and of emerging trends that will affect the discipline and its stakeholders as they look ahead to the quarter century mark. Specifically, the study addressed the following topics: 1) the vitality of research in the mathematical sciences, looking at such aspects as the unity and coherence of research, significance of recent developments, rate of progress at the frontiers, and emerging trends; 2) the impact of research and training in the mathematical sciences on science and engineering; on industry and technology; on innovation and economic competitiveness; on national security; and other areas of national interest. The study will make recommendations to NSF's Division of Mathematical Sciences on how to adjust its portfolio of activities to improve the vitality and impact of the discipline. The presenters will discuss the major results, key findings, and recommendations of their study and answer questions. Sponsored by the Board on Mathematical Sciences and Their Applications.