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Joint Mathematics Meetings

Meeting a Huge Success

What an amazing gathering of over 6600 people celebrating mathematics! Thank you to all who contributed to this success. Some selected highlights of the meeting are posted at http://www.ams.org/meetings/national/jmm13-highlights and http://storify.com/MAA/2013-joint-mathematics-meetings. More to come ...

Prizewinners posted

The list of 2013 prize recipients is posted. Details about AMS prize recipients can be found here and MAA's prize recipients here. Congratulations to all!

About the JMM

The largest mathematics meeting in the world is heading back to "America's Finest City"! The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) and the American Mathematical Society (AMS) invite you to join them at the next Joint Mathematics Meetings which will be held in beautiful San Diego, known for its mild year-round climate and its natural deep-water harbor. This will be the 96th annual winter meeting of MAA and the 119th annual meeting of AMS. The Joint Mathematics Meetings will again host sessions 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.

Exciting Talks Scheduled

mpe13 logoKenneth Golden to Give Lecture for the Public on Mathematics and the Melting Polar Ice Caps

picture of GoldenKenneth M. Golden, University of Utah, will deliver the MAA-AMS-SIAM Gerald and Judith Porter Public Lecture on Saturday, January 12, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Room 6AB, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center. The title of his talk will be Mathematics and the Melting Polar Ice Caps.

Kenneth M. Golden is a Professor of Mathematics and Adjunct Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Utah. His scientific interests lie in sea ice, climate change, composite materials, phase transitions, and inverse problems. He has published in mathematics, physics, geophysics, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and biomechanics journals, and given over 300 invited lectures on six continents, including three presentations in the US Congress. Dr. Golden has journeyed seven times to Antarctica and eight times to the Arctic to study sea ice.

In high school he became fascinated by the Polar Regions, studying satellite images of sea ice at NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center. Read more …

mpe13 logoEmily Shuckburgh to Deliver an AMS-MAA Invited Address

picture of Emily ShuckburghEmily Shuckburgh, British Antarctic Survey, will deliver an AMS-MAA Invited Address on Wednesday, January 9, 11:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Room 6AB, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center. The title of her talk will be Using Mathematics to Better Understand the Earth's Climate.

Emily Shuckburgh is a climate scientist based at the British Antarctic Survey. There she leads the Open Oceans research group, which is focused on understanding the role of the polar oceans in the global climate system. Her personal research concerns investigating the dynamics of the atmosphere, oceans and climate using theoretical approaches, observational studies and numerical modelling.

She holds a number of positions at the University of Cambridge. She is a fellow of Darwin College, a member of the Faculty of Mathematics, and an associate of the Cambridge Centre for Climate Change Mitigation Research. Read more …

Tony DeRose to Speak on Mathematics and Hollywood

picture of DeRoseTony DeRose, Pixar Animation Studios, will deliver an MAA Invited Address on Wednesday, January 9, 3:20 p.m. - 4:10 p.m., Room 6AB, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center. The title of his talk will be How Mathematics has Changed Hollywood.

Tony DeRose is a Senior Scientist and lead of the Research Group at Pixar Animation Studios. He received a BS in Physics in from the University of California, Davis, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley. Before joining Pixar in 1996 he was a professor in the Computer Science and Engineering department at the University of Washington. Read more …

Cédric Villani to Give the Gibbs Lecture

picture of VillaniCédric Villani, Institut Henri Poincaré, will give the AMS Josiah Willard Gibbs Lecture on Wednesday, January 9, 8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., Room 6AB, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center. The title of his talk will be On Disorder, Mixing and Equilibration.

Born in 1973 in France, Cédric Villani studied mathematics in École Normale Supérieure in Paris, from 1992 to 1996, and spent four more years as assistant professor there.

In 1998 he defended his PhD on the mathematical theory of the Boltzmann equation. Besides his advisor Pierre-Louis Lions (Paris, France), he was much influenced by Yann Brenier (Nice, France), Eric Carlen (Rutgers, USA) and Michel Ledoux (Toulouse, France). Read more …

Suzanne Weekes to Speak on Industrial-Strength Mathematics in Academia

photo of weekesSuzanne Weekes, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, will deliver an MAA Invited Address on Wednesday, January 9, 2:15 p.m. - 3:05 p.m., Room 6AB, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center. The title of her talk will be Industrial Strength Mathematics in Academia.

Suzanne L. Weekes received a PhD in Mathematics and Scientific Computing from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 1995.  She spent three years as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics and the Institute for Scientific Computation at Texas A&M University. She has been a faculty member in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Worcester Polytechnic Institute since 1998 and has recently spent six years serving as the Associate Department Head. She is the Director of the Center for Industrial Mathematics and Statistics (CIMS) at WPI through which students and faculty work on mathematical and statistical problems that come directly from our industrial sponsors. Read more …

Alice Guionnet to Deliver the AMS Colloquium Lectures

photo of AliceAlice Guionnet, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, will deliver the AMS Colloquium Lectures in Room 6AB, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center, on the following dates:

  • Colloquium Lecture I on Wednesday, January 9, 2013, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., Free Probability and Random Matrices, I.
  • Colloquium Lecture II on Thursday, January 10, 2013, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., Free Probability and Random Matrices, II.
  • Colloquium Lecture III on Friday, January 11, 2013, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., Free Probability and Random Matrices, III.

Lecture notes can be found here.

After studying mathematics in Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris, Alice Guionnet defended her PhD thesis in 1995 under the supervision of Gerard Ben Arous. Read more …

Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013

Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013, an initiative launched by the mathematical science institutes in North America to showcase the essential relevance of mathematics in planetary issues, will be featured in several activities and sessions at this meeting. Look for the Mathematics of Planet Earth logo MPE13 logo!

What to Expect from this Meeting

Top features of this meeting are:

  • a comprehensive and rich scientific program geared toward mathematicians of all ages and levels of expertise;
  • recognition of numerous mathematical achievements through Prize and Award Ceremonies;
  • courses such as the MAA Short Course, the AMS Short Course, and the MAA Minicourses;
  • many activities for students including the Graduate School Fair for undergraduate students;
  • poster sessions for young mathematicians and undergraduate students;
  • employment opportunities at the Mathematical Sciences Employment Center;
  • the Mathematical Art Exhibition that includes works by artists in various media;
  • the Who Wants to Be a Mathematician Competition that showcases the brilliance of ten of the nation's best high school math students
  • 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

and much, much more.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

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Advancing Mathematics since 1888

The AMS celebrates its 125th anniversary in 2013! JMM participants are welcome to use the AMS-sponsored WiFi Hotspot on the 2nd Floor, Bayside area of the San Diego Convention Center, visit the AMS exhibits for special sales, gifts and cake, and attend the AMS 125th Gala dinner. Thomas Fiske, founder of the AMS, talks with AMS Public Awareness Officer, Mike Breen, about AMS's 125th anniversary activities at this meeting.

See details about all the 125th anniversary activities at JMM or visit AMS exhibits in aisle 800.

elsevier logo

Elsevier publishes world-class mathematics content, from journals and books to online solutions. Stop by our booth for the latest publications and to meet and interact with our mathematics publishers. Laura Hassink talks with AMS Public Awareness Officer, Mike Breen, about Elsevier's participation in this meeting.

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With more than 30 years of experience specializing in mathematics courseware, Hawkes Learning Systems provides a complete learning solution proven to help students succeed. Hawkes' unique mastery approach motivates students and engages them in the learning process. Students matter. Success counts. Anthony Belen talks with AMS Public Awareness Officer, Mike Breen, about Hawkes' participation in this meeting.

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Maplesoft, provider of high-performance software tools for mathematics and research, offers solutions that apply to every aspect of academic life. Its product suite reflects the philosophy that given great tools, people can do great things. Louise Krmpotic talks with AMS Public Awareness Officer, Mike Breen, about Maplesoft's participation in this meeting.

Pearson logo

A leading publisher in mathematics and statistics, Pearson provides course content from respected authors. Our online teaching and learning tools are used by millions of students and instructors worldwide. Christine Hoag talks with Public Awareness Officer, Mike Breen, about Pearson's participation in this meeting.

Springer logo

Stop by the Springer and Birkhäuser booths to browse thousands of new and classic titles covering all areas of Mathematics.  All titles are specially discounted for the show.  The more you buy, the more you save!

Taylor & Francis logo

Taylor & Francis Group LL- CRC Press: The Taylor & Francis Group is a premier publisher of Mathematics Journals and Books. Stop by our booth to peruse our latest publications, some with up to 50% discount, and pick up a free Journal sample. Sunil Nair talks with Public Awareness Officer, Mike Breen, about Taylor & Francis' participation in this meeting.

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Visit booth 504 to view popular offerings, including Rogawski "Calculus", COMAP "For All Practical Purposes", Crauder "Quantitative Literacy", Larson "Math and You", Moore "The Basic Practice of Statistics", Larose "Discovering Statistics", and innovative portals.


Highlights of the 2012 JMM