Joint Mathematics Meetings AMS Special Session
Current as of Saturday, January 16, 2016 03:30:11
Joint Mathematics Meetings
Washington State Convention Center and the Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Seattle, WA
January 69, 2016 (Wednesday  Saturday)
Meeting #1116
Associate secretaries:
Michel L Lapidus, AMS lapidus@math.ucr.edu, lapidus@mathserv.ucr.edu
Gerard A. Venema, MAA venema@calvin.edu
AMS Special Session on Current Areas of Interest in the Mathematical Sciences of Medieval Islam

Saturday January 9, 2016, 8:00 a.m.11:20 a.m.
AMS Special Session on Current Areas of Interest in the Mathematical Sciences of Medieval Islam, I
Skagit 3, Skagit Lower Level, Washington State Conference Center
Organizers:
Mohammad K. Azarian, University of Evansville
Mohammad Javaheri, Siena College
Emelie A. Kenney, Siena College kenney@siena.edu

9:00 a.m.
Generating the symmetries of medieval Islamic ornaments.
B. Grunbaum*, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
(1116521213) 
9:30 a.m.
Intersecting Polygons/Exploring Space in Medieval Islamic Architecture.
Carol Bier*, Center for Islamic Studies, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley CA
(111601609) 
10:00 a.m.
Nizām alDīn `Abd al`Alī ibn Muhammad ibn Husain alBīrjandī, a 16th Century Polymath Genius.
Mohammad K. Azarian*, University of Evansville
(111601779) 
10:30 a.m.
Intersecting Squares: Geometric Compositions of Square Kufic Calligraphy in Bibi Khanum Mosque, Samarkand.
Mamoun Sakkal*, Principal, Sakkal Design
(111651398) 
11:00 a.m.
AlKashi's Two Methods for Finding $\sin 1^{\circ}$.
Glen R Van Brummelen*, Quest University
(111601782)

9:00 a.m.

Saturday January 9, 2016, 1:00 p.m.4:40 p.m.
AMS Special Session on Current Areas of Interest in the Mathematical Sciences of Medieval Islam, II
Skagit 3, Skagit Lower Level, Washington State Conference Center
Organizers:
Mohammad K. Azarian, University of Evansville
Mohammad Javaheri, Siena College
Emelie A. Kenney, Siena College kenney@siena.edu

1:00 p.m.
Geometric Techniques in Medieval Islamic Art and Architecture: From Strapwork Ornamentation to Quasicrystal Constructions.
Raymond Tennant*, Paris Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi
(1116011223) 
1:30 p.m.
TALK CANCELLED: Creating Medieval Islamic Ornamentation.
B Lynn Bodner*, Mathematics Department Monmouth University
(1116011993) 
2:00 p.m.
The Legacy of AlKashi: Why does it matter in the 21st century?
Nuh Aydin*, Kenyon College
Lakhdar Hammoudi, Ohio UniversityChillicothe
(111601375) 
2:30 p.m.
Mathematics in the Medieval Islamic West: Its Relationship to Hebrew and Latin Mathematics.
Victor J. Katz*, University of the District of Columbia
(1116011327) 
3:00 p.m.
Modern math in medieval islamic architectural tilings.
Peter J Lu*, Department of Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge MA 02138 USA
(1116011677) 
4:00 p.m.
The Arabic redaction of Euclid's Elements by al\d{T}ūsī.
Gregg De Young*, The American University in Cairo
(111601318)

1:00 p.m.