Activities of Other Organizations

This section includes scientific sessions. Several organizations or special groups are having receptions or other social events. Please see the Social Events page for details.

Association for Symbolic Logic (ASL)

This-two day program on Friday and Saturday will include two sessions of contributed papers as well as Invited Addresses by Jeremy Avigad, Carnegie Mellon University, Formal verification, interactive theorem proving, and automated reasoning; Damir Dzhafarov, University of Connecticut, New directions in reverse mathematics; Su Gao, University of North Texas, The complexity of isomorphism problems in symbolic dynamics; Joel Hamkins, City University of New York, Embeddability amongst the countable models of set theory; Maryanthe Malliaris, University of Chicago, The asymptotic structure of unstable theories; and Alice Medvedev, City College of New York, A model theorist's geometry: Lascar rank, (non)orthogonality, triviality.

See also the session cosponsored by the ASL, Logic and Probability, on Wednesday and Thursday on the AMS Special Sessions page.

Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM)

Thirty-Fifth Annual Noether Lecture, Thursday, 10:05 a.m., will be given by Georgia Benkart, University of Wisconsin-Madison, on Walking on graphs the representation theory way.

Also see the session on Geometric Applications of Algebraic Combinatorics, jointly sponsored by the AWM,on the AMS Special Sessions page.

Building a Research Career in Mathematics, organized by Bettye Anne Case, Florida State University, and Christina Sormani, City University of New York; Wednesday, 2:15 p.m.–3:40 p.m. The goal of the discussion will be to discuss ways in which mathematicians can develop a serious research program at any institution. We hope to provide information that will be useful to department chairs who wish to support their faculty as well as providing insights and encouragement directly to the young mathematicians themselves. All panelists, including Ruth Charney, Brandeis University; Joan Hutchinson, Macalester College; Smith College emerita; Deleram Kahrobaei, City University of New York Graduate City and NYC College of Technology; Tanya Leise, Amherst College; Chikako Mese, John Hopkins University; and Judy Walker, University of Nebraska, are mathematicians with highly successful research careers who have worked in a wide range of mathematics departments over the years. See for the latest information.

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 Science Foundation, AWM will conduct its workshop poster presentations by women graduate students. Organizers for these presentations are Maria Basterra, University of New Hampshire; Erin Chambers, Saint Louis University; and Kathryn Leonard, California State University Channel Islands.

AWM Workshop, Saturday, 8:00 a.m.–5:50 p.m. With funding from the National Science Foundation, AWM will conduct its workshop with presentations by senior and junior women researchers. 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 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

Reception, Wednesday, 9:30 p.m.–11:00 p.m. See the listing on the Social Events page.

National Association of Mathematicians (NAM)

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

Cox-Talbot Address, to be given Friday after the banquet, Nathaniel Dean, Texas State University, San Marcos, Solving Our Human Problems.

Panel Discussion, Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-9:50 a.m., title to be announced.

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

Claytor-Woodward Lecture, Saturday, 1:00 p.m., Arthur Grainger, Morgan State University, On the Structure of $\beta S_J$..

See details about the banquet on Friday on the Social Events page.

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 Eitan Tadmor, University of Maryland, On variational formulation of entropy solutions to nonlinear conservation laws," and  a series of Minisymposia on these topics:

Applied and Computational Geometry,  Kathryn Leonard, California State University Channel Islands;  and Erin Wolf Chambers, St. Louis University. Friday morning.

Frontiers in Geomathematics, Willi Freeden, University of Kaiserslaute;  and Zuhair Nashed,  University of Central Florida. Friday afternoon.

Modeling Modules and Activities for Students, Suzanne Lenhart, University of Tennesse, Knoxville;  Maeve McCarthy, Murray State University; and Peter Turner,  Clarkson University. Thursday morning.

New Developments with Entropic Solutions to Nonlinear Conservations Laws,  Pierre-Emmanuel Jabin, Eitan Tadmor, and Konstantina Trivisa, University of Maryland. Thursday afternoon.

Recent Advances in Financial Mathematics, Maxim Bichuch ,Worcester Polytechnic Institute;  Ronnie Sircar, Princeton University;  and Stephan Sturm, Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Wednesday morning.

Recent Advances in Partial Differential Equations Modeling Physical Systems, Edriss S. Titi, University of California Irvine and Weizmann Institute of Science.  Wednesday afternoon.

Recent Mathematical Developments in Imaging, Weihong Guo, Case Western Reserve University; and Luminita Vese, University of California Los Angeles. Saturday morning.

Turbulence and Mixing in Fluids: Analysis and Applications,  Animikh Biswas, University of Maryland Baltimore County; and Evelyn Lunasin, U.S. Naval Academy. Saturday afternoon.

See also these special presentations cosponsored by SIAM in the AMS or MAA listings: Access and Opportunities in STEM Education: The Challenges of Building an Equitable Diverse Society (Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.); INGenIOuS: Workforce Preparation for Students in the Mathematical Sciences (Wednesday at 2:15 p.m.); and Transfoming Post-Secondary Mathematics Education (Friday at 4:15 p.m.).

Young Mathematicians' Network (YMN)

Open Forum, organized by Jacob White, Texas A&M University and Timothy Goldberg, Lenoir-Rhyne University; Thursday, 7:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. All meeting participants, especially undergraduates and graduate students, and early career mathematicians are invited to discuss topics and issues affecting early career mathematicians.

Also see details about other sessions cosponsored by the YMN in the MAA Panels, etc. section: Project NExT-YMN Poster Session, Thursday, 2:15 p.m.; Career Options for Undergraduate Mathematics Majors, Wednesday, 2:15 p.m.; What Experiences Matter on Your Resumé?, Wednesday, 3:50 p.m.; Undergraduate Internships and Research Experiences for Undergraduates, Thursday, 9:00 a.m.; and Finding the Right Grant, Thursday, 1:00 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 Campus, 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.

2014 Mathematical Art Exhibition Awards

  • Best photograph, painting, or print: "Enigmatic Plan of Inclusion I & II", by Conan Chadbourne
  • Best textile, sculpture, or other medium: "Three-Fold Development", byRobert Fathauer
  • Honorable Mention: "Blue Torus", by Faye E. Goldman 

See these and all the works in the Mathematical Art Exhibition in space 114 of the Exhibition Hall. The Mathematical Art Exhibition Award "for aesthetically pleasing works that combine mathematics and art" was established in 2008 through an endowment provided to the American Mathematical Society by an anonymous donor who wishes to acknowledge those whose works demonstrate the beauty and elegance of mathematics expressed in a visual art form. The awards are US$400 for Best Photograph, Painting, or Print; US$400 for Best Textile, Sculpture, or Other Medium; and US$200 for Honorable Mention. The Mathematical Art Exhibition of juried works in various media is held at the annual Joint Mathematics Meetings of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) and Mathematical Association of America (MAA). These and other works in the 2014 exhibition will be in an album on Mathematical Imagery at See art gallery here.

Summer Program for Women in Mathematics (SPWM) Reunion, organized by Murli M. Gupta, George Washington University, Thursday, 1:00 p.m.– 4:00 p.m. This is a reunion of the summer program participants from our past 19 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. There will also be a presentation on the increasing participation of women in mathematics over the past two decades and the impact of SPWM and similar programs. See

Negotiating in Mathematical Careers, organized by Janet Best, Ohio State University; Christine Guenther, Pacific University; and Amber Puha, California State University San Marcos; Thursday, 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Panelists Rachelle De Coste, Lehman College; Peter March, Ohio State University; Tanya Moore, Building Diversity in Science; and Catherine Roberts, College of the Holy Cross, will address how to negotiate successfully throughout a career in academia or industry, from making the most of a first job offer to maximizing post-promotion opportunities. Strategic career negotiation is of particular relevance to women, who in part because of a reluctance to negotiate earn less than their male counterparts. The panel will cover specific issues to negotiate and strategies for doing so. Sponsored by the Joint Committee on Women in the Mathematical Sciences.

Pure and Applied Talks by Women Math Warriors presented by EDGE (Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education), organized by Amy Buchmann, University of Notre Dame; and Candice Price, United States Military Academy, West Point; Saturday, 1:00 p.m.– 5:00 p.m. Since its beginning in 1998 nearly two hundred women have participated in the EDGE program. Approximately seventy are currently working towards a Ph.D., over one hundred have earned Master’s, and fifty-four have gone on to successfully complete Ph.D’s. This session will be comprised of research talks in a variety of different subdisciplines given by women involved with the EDGE program. For more information on the EDGE program see www.edge