It is strongly
recommended that for any event requiring a ticket, tickets should
be purchased through advance registration. Only a very limited number
of tickets, if any, will be available for sale on site. If you must
cancel your participation in a ticketed event, you may request a
50% refund by returning your ticket(s) to the Mathematics Meetings
Service Bureau (MMSB) by December 21. After that date no
refunds can be made. Special meals are available at banquets upon
advance request, but this must be indicated on the Advance
SundayTuesday, 9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.,
and Wednesday, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., organized by Richard
Neal, University of Oklahoma.
Service, Sunday, 7:00 a.m.--7:45
a.m., organized by the
Association of Christians in the Mathematical Sciences
Reception for Undergraduate Students
Sunday, 4:00 p.m.--5:00 p.m; Representatives of the MAA
and its Committee on Undergraduate Student Activities and Chapters
will be on hand to welcome and provide information to undergraduate
students who are attending the national meetings. Snacks and beverages
will be available.
Sunday, 5:00 p.m. -6:00 p.m., organized by
Betty Mayfield, Hood College, and Shawnee McMurran,
California State University, San Bernardino. Mathematicians representing
a wide range of disciplines will join interested graduate students
at an informal reception. Complimentary food and beverages will
be served. NOTE: This event is only
for students who sign up on the Advance Registration/Housing
Form (to be posted by September 7, 2001).
Sciences Institutes Reception
Sunday, 5:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m. CRM, DIMACS,
The Fields Institute, IMA, IPAM, MSRI, and PIMS invite you to a
reception where you can talk to their representatives and learn
about their current and future programs and activities (or reminisce
about their past ones). The participating institutes are Centre
de Recherches Mathématiques (Montréal), the Center
for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (New Jersey),
The Fields Institute (Toronto), the Institute for Mathematics and
its Applications (Minneapolis), the Institute for Pure and Applied
Mathematics at UCLA (Los Angeles), the Mathematical Sciences Research
Institute (Berkeley), and the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical
for First-Time Participants
Sunday, 6:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m. The AMS and the
MAA Committee on Membership are cosponsoring a social hour on Sunday
from 6:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m. All participants (especially first-timers)
are encouraged to come and meet some old-timers and pick up a few
tips on how to survive the environment of a large meeting. Refreshment
will be served.
to honor AWM's Noether Lecturer
All participants are invited to a dinner to honor
AWM's Noether Lecturer on Sunday. A sign-up sheet for those
interested will be located at the AWM table in the exhibit area
and also at the AWM panel discussion.
There is an open reception
on Sunday at 9:30 p.m. after the AMS Gibbs Lecture. This
has been a popular, well-attended event in the past.
MAA Two-Year College Reception
, Monday, 5:45
p.m. -7:00 p.m., sponsored by Addison Wesley Longman. The MAA
Committee on Two-Year Colleges Reception is open to all conference
participants particularly two-year college faculty members. The
reception is a great opportunity to meet old friends and make some
new ones. There will be hot and cold food and a cash bar. Please
Monday, 8:15 p.m.--9:45 p.m., organized by
Sarah-Marie Belcastro, Bowdoin College, and Carolyn Yackel,
Indiana University. Join other mathematicians in discussing the
mathematics involved in certain fiber arts, and bring along your
and Education Reform (MER) Network welcomes all mathematicians
who are interested in precollege, undergraduate, and/or graduate
educational reform to attend the MER banquet on Monday evening.
This is an opportunity to make or renew contacts with other mathematicians
who are involved in education projects and to engage in lively conversation
about educational issues. The after--dinner discussion is an open
forum for participants to voice their impressions, observations,
and analyses of the current education scene. There will be a cash
bar beginning at 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $47 each, including tax and gratuity.
Summer Program for Women in Mathematics
(SPWM) Reunion, Monday,
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Reunion Reception, Monday,
5:30 p.m.--7:30 p.m. See the site
maintained by the organizers.
Purdue Mathematics Department
Monday, 6:00 p.m.--7:30 p.m.
Design Science MathPlayer
Monday, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
The wait is over, Math on the Web is here! Design Science
invites all to a hosted cocktail reception and brief MathPlayer
presentation at the Marriott Hotel, next to the Convention Center.
Joint Pi Mu Epsilon and MAA
Project NExT Breakfast
Tuesday, 7:00 a.m. -8:00 a.m.; contact Richard Jarvinen,
Welcome Reception for Mathematicians
in Business, Industry and Government
5:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m.,organized by Phil Gustafson, Mesa
State College. This reception is open to all conference participants
and in particular to those interested in the mathematics of business,
industry, and government (BIG). The reception will be a great opportunity
to interact with BIG mathematicians and learn more about BIG mathematics.
The reception is sponsored by the BIG SIGMAA.
University of Illinois @Urbana
Champaign Reception, Tuesday,
5:00 p.m.--7:00 p.m., organized
by the University of Illinois @ Urbana Champaign Department of Mathematics.
Tuesday, 5:30 p.m.
-8:00 p.m. The National Association of Mathematicians will host
a banquet on Tuesday evening. A cash bar reception will be held
at 5:30 p.m., and dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are
$47 each, including tax and gratuity.
Tuesday, 6:00 p.m.--7:00 p.m. All friends of Mathematical
Reviews (MR) are invited to join reviewers and MR editors and staff
(past and present) for a reception in honor of all the efforts that
go into the creation and publication of the Mathematical Reviews
Database. Refreshments will be served.
MAA Project NExT Reception
Tuesday, 8:30 p.m.
-10:30 p.m., organized by Christine Stevens, St. Louis University.
All MAA Project NExT national and Section NExT Fellows, consultants,
and other friends of MAA Project NExT are invited.
University of Michigan Alumni
4:30 to 7:00 PM on
Tuesday, 8 January 2002, San Diego Marriott Hotel and Marina
MAA Liaison Breakfast, Wednesday,
7:00 a.m.--8:30 a.m.
As a fitting
culmination to the meetings, the AMS banquet provides an excellent
opportunity to socialize with fellow participants in a relaxed atmosphere.
The participant who has been a member of the Society for the greatest
number of years will be recognized and will receive a special award.
The banquet will be held on Wednesday, with a cash bar reception
at 6:30 p.m. and dinner at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $47, including
tax and gratuity.
A special highlight
of the evening will be a talk by Hendrik W. Lenstra Jr.,
University of California Berkeley, on Pi in de Pieterskerk.
On July 5, 2000, the Dutch crown prince Willem-Alexander unveiled
in the historic Pieterskerk in Leiden a stone commemorating the
Dutch mathematician Ludolph van Ceulen (1540-1610). Van Ceulen
achieved fame for his accurate computation of the number pi. Remarkably,
his result was first made public on his tombstone, a unique mathematical
monument that was lost in the early nineteenth century. In the lecture
the speaker will describe the rediscovery of the original text on
the tombstone and his initiative to have a replacement copy made
and installed in the Pieterskerk.