The Simons Laufer Mathematical Sciences Institute (SLMath), formerly MSRI

Special Sessions

Film Presentation

SLMath (MSRI) - NAM Film Presentation: World Premiere of George Csicsery’s film Journeys of Black Mathematicians: Part 1 and Panel Discussion, organized by Tatiana Toro, MSRI/SLMath, Omayra Ortega, Sonoma State University, Johnny Houston, Elizabeth City State University, Jennifer Murawski, MSRI/SLMath, and George Csicsery, Zala Films; Saturday, 11:30 am.–1:00 p.m, Moscone, Room 304. This documentary series (part 1 of 2) explores the contributions of pioneering African Americans in mathematics. Featuring interviews with contemporary Black American researchers and educators who discuss their experiences, struggles and accomplishments, the film surveys some innovative educational programs in math at every level from grade school through undergraduate and postdocs. At the conclusion of the screening there will be a panel discussion. Moderator and panelists to be announced.

Social Event

SLMath (MSRI) Reception for Current and Future Donors, Friday, 6:00–7:30 p.m., Marriott Marquis, Pacific C