JMM 2021

Activities of Other Organizations

The majority of this section includes scientific sessions. Any additional sessions and social or networking events will be posted when that information is available.

Association of Christians in the Mathematical Sciences (ACMS)

Lecture, date and time to be determined. The virtual reception will take place between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m., followed by a short program and 20-minute talk by Randy Pruim, Calvin University. Students are encouraged to attend.

Association for Symbolic Logic (ASL)

This two-day program will take place on Friday and Saturday. The program will include sessions of contributed papers as well as invited addresses by Dana Bartosova, University of Florida, Interactions between dynamics and algebraic operationAnton Bernshteyn, Georgia Institute of Technology, Descriptive combinatorics and distributed algorithmsGabriel Conant, University of Cambridge, Model Theoretic Tameness in Multiplicative CombinatoricsBarbara Csima, University of Waterloo, Understanding Frameworks for Priority Arguments in Computability TheoryRussell Miller, Queens College and CUNY Graduate Center, Computable Structure Theory with Noncomputable StructuresChristian Rosendal, University of Illinois at Chicago, Groups with bounded geometry; and Charles Steinhorn, Vassar College, Asymptotic and multidimensional asymptotic classes of finite structures.

See also the sessions cosponsored by the ASL in the AMS Special Sessions listings. These sessions include a special session on Computability theory and effective mathematics on Thursday. Organizers for this session are Jun Le Goh, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Joseph S. Miller, and Mariya I. Soskova, all from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM)

Association for Women in Mathematics Panel: Non-Traditional Careers in Mathematics, organized by Alice Mark, Vanderbilt University. Alice Mark will also serve as the moderator for this panel which will take place on Wednesday, 2:15–3:40 p.m. This will be a panel discussion about academic careers that fall outside of the traditional tenure-track. Many mathematicians find that traditional tenure-track jobs don’t align with their career or personal goals. Non-tenure-track jobs vary widely across colleges and universities. We’ll talk about navigating a non-tenure-track job search, the niche that these jobs can fill within a department, and the career goals of individuals who sought out these sorts of positions. This session is open to all JMM participants. Panelists include Kelly MacArthur, University of Utah. Other panelists are to be announced.

AWM Panel: AWM Through the Decades, organized by Georgia Benkart, University of Wisconsin, Madison and Emille Davie Lawrence, University of San Francisco; Thursday, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. Since its founding in 1971, the Association for Women in Mathematics has been a force for positive change in the culture and demographics of the mathematics world and an effective voice of support for women in the mathematical sciences. AWM Through the Decades is an event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the organization’s founding. It will feature five AWM past presidents, one from each decade, discussing the major challenges that they and AWM faced during their presidency, and the challenges they see for expanding the participation of women in mathematics in the decades ahead. The audience will be treated to reflections on the history of women in mathematics in the last five decades and on what the next five decades may hold in store. Ruth Haas, University of Hawaii at Manoa, current AWM president, will moderate the panel. Panelists will be Mary Gray, American University, first president and one of AWM’s founders; Rhonda Hughes, Bryn Mawr College; Carol Wood, Wesleyan University; Suzanne Lenhart, University of Tennessee and Kristin Lauter, Microsoft Research. AWM Through the Decades is sponsored by the Association for Women in Mathematics.

Workshop Poster Presentations and Reception, Friday, 3:45–5:00 p.m. AWM will conduct its workshop poster presentations by women graduate students. AWM seeks volunteers to serve as mentors for workshop participants. If you are interested, please contact the AWM office at This session is open to all JMM attendees. Organizers for these presentations are Donatella Danielli, Arizona State University and Irina Mitrea, Temple University. The Posting Judging Coordinator is Emilie Wiesner, Ithaca College.

AWM Workshop: Women in Analysis (WoAN), Saturday, 8:00 am–5:00 p.m. The AWM Workshop on Women in Analysis (WoAN) will bring together female mathematicians working at the interface between Real and Harmonic Analysis, Partial Differential Equations and Geometric Measure Theory. Topics of emphasis include elliptic boundary value problems, free boundary problems, non-linear dispersive equations, Fourier restriction problems, and oscillatory integrals. This is a follow-up of the 2019 BIRS Workshop for the WoAN Research Network. Updated information about the workshop is available on the AWM website. All JMM attendees are invited to attend the program. Organizers for this workshop are Donatella Danielli, Arizona State University and Irina Mitrea, Temple University.

Business Meeting and Awards Ceremony, Chairs Ruth Haas, AWM President and Kathryn Leonard, AWM President-elect preside over the AWM business meeting with the Association of Women in Mathematics Awards Ceremony to follow, time TBD.

National Association of Mathematicians (NAM)

Haynes-Granville-Browne Session of Presentations by Recent Doctoral Recipients in the Mathematical Sciences, Friday, 1:00–4:00 p.m. Organized by Naiomi Cameron, Spelman College/NAM.

Cox-Talbot Address, by Talitha Washington, National Science Foundation and Howard University, Leveraging Data Science at HBCUs to Advance Innovation, date and time to be announced.

Panel Discussion: Title and panelists are to be announced. Saturday, 9:00–9:50 a.m.

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

Claytor-Woodward Lecture, Saturday, 1:00 p.m., Chelsea Walton, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, An Invitation to Noncommutative Algebra.

Pi Mu Epsilon (PME)

Pi Mu Epsilon (PME) Council Meeting, Thursday, 8:00–11:00 a.m

Rocky Mountain Mathematics Consortium (RMMC)

Rocky Mountain Mathematics Consortium Board Meeting, Friday, 2:15–4:00 p.m.

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)

This program consists of an Invited Address, Title to be announced, on Thursday, 11:10 a.m., given by Thaleia Zariphopoulou, University of Texas at Austin, and a series of Minisymposia, Wednesday-Saturday, to include Recent Advances in Financial Mathematics and EngineeringIgor Cialenco, Illinois Institute of Technology; Using Mathematical Models in Epidemiology and Medicine to Outwit DiseasesAbdul-Aziz Yakubu, Howard University; Equilibrium and Games in Financial MathematicsKim Weston, Rutgers University; Supporting Workforce Preparation With Mathematical ModelingKatie Kavanagh. Institute for STEM Education; New Frontiers in Computational MathematicsMaria Cameron, University of Maryland; Complex Fluids in Living SystemsLorena Bociu, North Carolina State University and Giovanna Guidoboni, University of Missouri; Mathematics of Machine Learning in FinanceMartin Larsson, Carnegie Mellon University; and Advances in Manifold Learning and ApplicationsTyrus Berry and Ryan Vaughn, George Mason University.

See also the session cosponsored by SIAM in the AMS Special Sessions listings: AMS-MAA-SIAM Special Session on Research in Mathematics by Undergraduates and Students in Post-Baccalaureate Programs, organized by Darren A. Narayan, Rochester Institute of Technology, Christopher O’Neil, San Diego State University, Khang Tran, California State University Fresno, Mark David Ward, Purdue University, and John Wierman, The Johns Hopkins University; as well as the MAA-AMS-SIAM Gerald and Judith Porter Public Lecture and the MAA-SIAM-AMS Hrabowski-Gates-Tapia-McBay Lecture and Panel, organized by Carrie Diaz Eaton, Bates College;


Spectra Business Meeting, Friday, 3:00-5:00 p.m.. Brainstorming and planning meeting for upcoming activities of Spectra, the association for LGBT+ mathematicians. Spectra is affiliated with NOGLSTP, the National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals, Inc.

Summer Program for Women in Mathematics (SPWM)

Reunion, organized by Murli M. Gupta, George Washington University; Thursday, 1:00–3:00 p.m. This is a reunion of the summer program participants from all 19 years (1995–2013) who are in various states of their mathematical careers: some are students and, 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. There will also be a discussion on the increasing participation of women in mathematics over the past two decades and the national impact of SPWM and similar programs. See SPWM website.