Mathemati-Con

Events will take place on Saturday, January 18 between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm in a variety of locations at the JMM.

Some special presentations slated to be included in this program are the Who Wants to Be a Mathematician Championship, the 2020 Mathematical Art Exhibition, a Showtime! presentation, and much more, concluding with the MAA-AMS-SIAM Gerald and Judith Porter Public Lecture, The Fantastic Intersection of Math and Sports: Where No One is Afraid of a Decimal Point, by Rajiv Maheswaran, Second Spectrum. All events on the Mathemati-Con program are open to the public.

Mathematical Art Exhibition, organized by Robert Fathauer, Tessellations Company, and Nathan Selikoff, Digital Awakening Studios and supported by the Special Interest Group of the MAA for Mathematics and the Arts, and the Bridges Organization. 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 love of mathematics. Topology, fractals, polyhedra, and tiling are some of the ideas at play here. Do not 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.

Who Wants to Be a Mathematician Championship, organized by Michael A. Breen, American Mathematical Society, and William T. Butterworth, DePaul University; Saturday, 1:00 pm-2:45 pm. Show your support for top high school students from the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. in this international Who Wants to Be a Mathematician Championship as they compete for a US\$5,000 first prize for themselves and US\$5,000 for their school’s math department. Semifinals are at 1:00 pm and finals are at 2:00 pm. Come match wits with the contestants, support their mathematical achievement, and have tremendous fun at the same time.

MAA-AMS-SIAM Gerald and Judith Porter Public Lecture, by Rajiv Maheswaran, Second Spectrum, The Fantastic Intersection of Math and Sports: Where No One is Afraid of a Decimal Point ; Saturday, 3:00 pm.