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Activities of Other Organizations

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

Association of Christians in the Mathematical Sciences (ACMS)

Reception and Lecture, Thursday, 5:30–7:30 pm. The reception will take place between 5:30 and 6:30 pm, followed by a short program and 20 minute talk by Gerard Venema. Students are encouraged to attend, and opportunity will be provided afterwards for delegates to go to dinner at local restaurants.

Association for Symbolic Logic (ASL)

Program: This two-day program on Friday and Saturday will include sessions of contributed papers as well as Invited Addresses by Cameron Freer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Representation theorems for exchangeable structures: a computability theoretic perspective; Victoria Gitman, City University of New York Graduate Center, Toy multiverses of set theory; Wesley Holliday, University of California Berkeley, Axiomatizing reasoning about sets: cardinality, mereology, and decisiveness; Alexander Kechris, California Institute of Technology, Countable Borel equivalence relations; Benjamin Rossman, University of Toronto, On circuit complexity and finite model theory; Margaret Thomas, University of Konstanz, Parameterization, o-minimality and counting points; and Linda Brown Westrick, Pennsylvania State University, Reverse math of Borel sets.

See also the sessions cosponsored by the ASL in the “AMS Special Sessions” listings. These sessions include Choiceless set theory and related areas on Wednesday morning and Thursday afternoon. Organizers for this session are Paul Larson, Miami University, and Jindrich Zapletal, University of Florida. Also cosponsored by the ASL is the session on Logic facing outward on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning. Organizers for this session are Karen Lange, Wellesley College and Russell Miller, Queens College.

Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM)

Forty-first Annual Noether Lecture, Thursday, 10:05 am, will be given by Birgit Speh, Cornell University, Branching Laws for Representations of Non Compact Orthogonal Groups.

Panel: Queer Families and Mathematical Careers, organized by Alice Mark, Vanderbilt University, Corrin Clarkson, New York University, and Alex Hoover, University of Akron; Wednesday, 2:15– 3:40 pm. Balancing a career in math with having a family is something that gets discussed a lot in women in math spaces, but those discussions often leave out the experiences particular to LGBTQ mathematicians and our families. Our goal with this panel is to broaden the conversation about the interaction between family and career to include and represent queer families. In this discussion we will have an expansive, inclusive definition of family. Families may have kids or no kids, one adult or several adults, be genetically related or not etc. The types of connections that exist in queer families are not always perceived as familial. Even when they are recognized, it can often feel like you’re forging your way through uncharted territory. What family considerations get taken into account when making academic career decisions? How does being queer impact these considerations?

This session is open to all JMM attendees. Panelists include Amanda Folsom, Amherst College, Matt Voigt, San Diego State University, May Mei, Denison University, Chikako Mese, Johns Hopkins University, and Maggie Tomova, University of Iowa. Alice Mark, Vanderbilt University, will be the panel moderator.

Business Meeting, Wednesday, 3:45–4:15 pm. Chair, Ruth Hass, AWM President and Ami Radunskaya, AWM past-President.

AWM Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon, Friday, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, Capitol Ballroom 5, Hyatt.  Stay for as long (or short) as you like. We’ll also have coffee, internet access, and suggestions for articles to edit. Please bring a laptop or tablet and some curiosity. See our meet-up page for more information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/AWM/JMM2020.

We will be improving and creating new articles on Wikipedia about women in mathematics as well as their accomplishments. Come, share your expertise and improve the representation of women mathematicians on Wikipedia. New to editing Wikipedia? It's easier than you think! We will have experienced Wikipedians who can help you start editing.  

 Workshop Poster Presentations and Reception, Friday, 5:00–6:15 pm. 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 awm@awm-math.org. This session is open to all JMM attendees. Organizers for these presentations are Loredana Lanzani, Syracuse University, Radmila Sazdanovic, North Carolina State University, Yusu Wang, Ohio State University, and Liz Vivas, Ohio State University. The Poster Judging Coordinator is Emilie Wiesner, Ithaca College.

Workshop: Moving Towards Action Workshop, Tuesday, 8:00 am–5:00 pm. When members of the mathematics community are made to feel unwelcome in our profession, the success of mathematics as a whole is put into jeopardy. This workshop is focused on understanding and creating welcoming environments (providing actionable information and process change plans to mathematics department interested in driving cultural change at their respective institutions) so as to invite more people to enter and persist in STEM disciplines. To apply to attend, please see https://awm-math.org/meetings/jmm-2020-workshop/ and apply by October 1! This workshop is organized by Maeve McCarthy, Murray State University; Elizabeth Donovan, Murray State University; Vrushali Bokil, Oregon State University; Ami Radunskaya, Pomona College; and Karoline Pershell, AWM.

Workshop: Women in Several Complex Variables (WinSCV), Saturday, 8:00 am–5:00 pm. The AWM Workshop on Women in Several Complex Variables (WinSCV) aims to bring together female mathematicians working on Several Complex Variables. The topics of the workshop are Holomorphic Function Spaces and Complex Dynamics. The workshop will serve as a follow-up of the AIM Workshop for WinSCV at AIM 2019.Updated information about the workshop is available at www.awm-math.org. All JMM attendees are invited to attend the program. Organizers for this workshop are Loredana Lanzani , Syracuse University, and Liz Vivas, Ohio State University.

Reception, Thursday, 6:00–7:30 pm. See the listing in the “Social Events,” section of the announcement.

See also the sessions cosponsored by AMS in the “AMS Special Sessions” listings AMS-AWM Special Session on Mathematical and Computational Research in Data Science, organized by Linda Ness, DIMACS, Rutgers University, and F. Patricia Medina, Yeshiva University; AMS-AWM Special Session on Representation Theory Inspired by the Langlands Conjectures (Associated with Joint AWM-AMS Noether Lecture Birgit Speh) organized by Birgit Speh, Cornell University and Peter Trapa, University of Utah; AMS-AWM Special Session on Women in Mathematical Biology organized by Christina Edholm, University of Tennessee, Amanda Laubmeier, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Katharine Gurski, Howard University, and Heather Zinn Brooks, University of California Los Angeles; AMS-AWM Special Session on Women in Symplectic and Contact Geometryorganized by Morgan Weiler, Rice University, Catherine Cannizzo, Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, and Melissa Zhang, University of Georgia; and AMS-AWM Special Session on Women in Topology organized by Jocelyn Bell, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Rochy Flint, Columbia University Teachers College, Candice Price, Smith College, and Arunima Ray, Max Planck Institute for Mathematics.

Budapest Semesters in Mathematics Education (BSME)

Learn more about BSME. BSME (Budapest Semesters in Mathematics Education) is a study abroad program in Budapest, Hungary, designed for undergraduates and recent graduates interested in teaching middle school or high school mathematics. Participants spend a semester or a summer term studying the Hungarian pedagogy, in which a strong and explicit emphasis is placed on problem solving, mathematical creativity, and communication. To set a time during the conference to meet with the directors of this unique study abroad program, send send an email to bsme@bsmeducation.com or inquire at the BSME booth. https://bsmeducation.com/

National Association of Mathematicians (NAM)

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

Cox-Talbot Address, to be given Friday after the banquet by Roselyn Williams, Florida A&M University, Bridging the Gaps in Undergraduate Mathematics Education. See details about the banquet on Friday in the “Social Events” section.

NAM Panel Discussion on Changing Curriculum and the Zeitgeist: Effects and Current Trends on Underrepresented Students in Undergraduate Mathematics Ed, Saturday, 9:00 – 9:50 am.  Panelists:  Torina Lewis, Clark Atlanta University, Farrah Jackson Ward,  Elizabeth City University,  and Terrence Blackman, Medgar Evers College, CUNY. 

Business Meeting, Saturday, 10:00–10:50 am.

Claytor-Woodward Lecture, Saturday, 1:00 pm, Suzanne Weekes, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, A Numerical and Analytical Study of Dynamic Materials.

National Science Foundation (NSF)

AMS Special Event: Activities in NSF's Division of Mathematical Sciences (NSF-DMS), organized by Henry Warchall, NSF; Wednesday, 2:15 - 4:15 pm. The National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS), the major source of federal funding for mathematics research done at colleges and universities in the US, invites JMM 2020 attendees to get to know the Division’s scientific staff and learn more about its ongoing activities.

Join us for updates and new information on NSF funding opportunities of interest to mathematicians, followed by Q&A. This is an excellent occasion for informal group conversations with DMS program directors on the topics that interest you most!

Exhibit: 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 as the exhibitis. Times that staff will be available will be posted at the booth.National Science Foundation (NSF)

Pi Mu Epsilon (PME)

Council Meeting, Thursday, 8:00–11:00 am.

Rocky Mountain Consortium

Board Meeting, Friday, 2:15–4:00 pm

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)

Program: This program consists of an Invited Address, The Mathematics of Life: Making Diffusion your Friend, at 11:10 am on Thursday given by James Keener, University of Utah, and a series of Minisymposia to include Recent Advances and New Trends in Modeling and Simulation of Systems with Multiple Scales, Coupled Phenomena and Interfaces, Yekaterina Epshteyn, University of Utah; Applications of machine learning to the analysis of nonlinear dynamical systems, Juan G. Restrepo, University of Colorado at Boulder and Maziar Raissi, Brown University; Preparing faculty to prepare students for tomorrow's workforce, Katie Kavanagh, Clarkson University; Mathematical modeling and simulation of complex biological systems, Karin Leiderman. Colorado School of Mines; Derivative free optimization for high-dimensional problems, Louis Tenorio, Colorado School of Mines; Mathematics at the National Laboratories, Stephen J. Young, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Timothy Doster, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Tegan Emerson, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and Emilie Purvine, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Random Matrices and Integrable Systems, Ken McLaughlin, Colorado State University and Sean O'Rourke, Colorado University Boulder; and Deterministic and probabilistic approaches for nonlinear PDEs, Hakima Bessaih, University of Wyoming .

See also the session cosponsored by AMS 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, Khang Tran, California State University, Fresno, Mark David Ward, Purdue University, and John Wierman, The Johns Hopkins University.

Summer Program for Women in Mathematics (SPWM)

Reunion, organized by Murli M. Gupta, George Washington University; Thursday, 1:00–3:00 pm. 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 www.gwu.edu/~spwm.