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December 17, 2003

Several organizations or special groups are having receptions or other social events. Please see "Social Events" for details.

Association for Symbolic Logic (ASL)

This two-day program on Friday and Saturday will include sessions of contributed papers and Invited Addresses by: Matt Foreman, University of California Irvine, Canonical Structure in the Universe of Set Theory, 2:00 p.m. Saturday; Steve Jackson, University of North Texas, Supercompactness measures, 10:00 a.m. Saturday; Byunghan Kim, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The type-definable group configuration under the generalized type-amalgamation, 3:30 p.m. Friday; Julia Knight, University of Notre Dame, Computable classification, 9:00 a.m. Saturday; R.W. Knight, Oxford, UK, Vaught's Conjecture, 2:00 p.m. Friday; Steffen Lempp, University of Wisconsin, The proof-theoretic strength of some combinatorial principles, 9:00 a.m. Friday; Kobi Peterzil, Haifa, Israel, Torsion-free groups in some o-minimal structures, 1:00 p.m. Saturday; Francoise M. Point, University of Mons-Hainut, On theories of modules of fields with endomorphisms, 10:00 a.m. Friday; Leonard Schulman, California Institute of Technology, Quantum algorithms and group representation theory, 3:30 p.m. Saturday; and Slawomir Solecki, University of Illinois-Urbana, Cofinal types of topological directed orders, 1:00 p.m. Friday. All titles are to be announced. See also the Special Session jointly sponsored by the ASL in "Joint Special Sessions".

Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM)

Twenty-Fourth Annual Emmy Noether Lecture, Thursday, 9:00 a.m.­9:50 a.m., will be given by Svetlana R. Katok, The Pennslyvania State University, on Symbolic dynamics for geodesic flows.

Also see the Joint Special Session co-organized by the lecturer.

A dinner in honor of the lecturer will be held on Wednesday evening. See "Social Events" for details on how to participate.

Supporting the Diverse Personal Lives of Mathematicians, Wednesday, 3:20 p.m. ­ 4:35 p.m., organized by Carolyn S. Gordon, Darthmouth College; Marianne Korten, Kansas State University; Helen Moore, American Institute of Mathematics Research Conference Center; and Christina Sormani, Lehman College, CUNY. The discussion will address challenges faced by mathematicians in the context of their personal lives: solving lesbian two-body problems, parenting special-needs children, being single in a small college town, and more. Panelists include Beth Bradley, University of Louisville; Robert L. Bryant, Duke University; Jerome Dancis, Duke University; Dawn A. Lott, New Jersey Institute of Technology; Cleopatria Martinez, Phoenix College; and Elizabeth Stanhope, Willamette University.

At the conclusion of the panel discussion, AWM will recognize the Alice T. Schafer prizewinner, runner-up, and honorable mention honorees. Note that formal prizewinner announcements are made at the Joint Prize Session on Thursday afternoon (see the AWM inclusion in the "Joint Sessions").

Business Meeting, Wednesday, 4:35 p.m. ­ 5:00 p.m.

Workshop, Saturday, 8:30 a.m. ­ 5:00 p.m. With funding from the Office of Naval Research and the National Science Foundation (pending final funding approval), AWM will conduct its workshop for women graduate students and women who have received the Ph.D. within the last five years.

Twenty women mathematicians have been selected in advance of this workshop to present their research. The selected graduate students will present posters, and the recent Ph.D.'s will give 20-minute talks. Travel funds are provided to the twenty selected presenters. The workshop will also include a panel discussion at 1:00 p.m. on Shaping a career in Mathematics. Panelists include Tracy Fischer, Motorola Corp; Joan P. Hutchinson, Macalester College; Barbara L. Keyfitz, University of Houston; Rachel A. Kuske, University of British Columbia; Janet M. McShane, Northern Arizona University; and Anne V. Shepler, University of North Texas, and be moderated by Jodie D. Novak, University of Northern Colorado. Participants will have the opportunity to meet with other women mathematicians at all stages of their careers. 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 The associated meetings. The deadline for applications for presenting and funding has expired. Inquiries regarding future workshops may be made to AWM by telephone: 301-405-7892, by email:, or by visiting

AWM seeks volunteers to lead discussion groups and to act as mentors for workshop participants. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the AWM office.

Reception, Wednesday, 9:30 p.m .­ 11:00 p.m. See the listing in "Social Events".

London Mathematical Society (LMS)

On Friday from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., there will be a meeting of the Society, an Invited Address by Gerard van der Geer, Universiteit van Amsterdam, on Curves over finite fields and congruences between modular forms. All meetings participants are invited to attend.

National Association of Mathematicians (NAM)

National Association of Mathematicians (NAM) Granville-Brown-Haynes Session of Presentations by Recent Doctoral Recipients in the Mathematical Sciences, Friday, 1:00 p.m .­ 5:00 p.m.

Cox-Talbot Address, to be given Friday after the banquet by J. Ernest Wilkins, Clark Atlanta University.

Underrepresented Undergraduate Research in the Mathematical Sciences, Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. This panel discussion will be moderated by Fred Bowers, Spelman College.

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

Claytor-Woodard Lecture: Saturday, 1:00 p.m., speaker and title to be announced.

See details about the banquet on Friday in "Social Events".

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)

A two-day program on Wednesday and Thursday will include an Invited Address and minisymposia. The Invited Address will be given by Martin Golubitsky, University of Houston, Coupled cell systems: A potpourri of theory and examples, at 11:10 a.m. on Thursday. Minisymposia and their organizers include: Applications of Nonlinear Dynamical Systems, Eric Kostelich, Arizona State University (Wednesday morning); Applied and Computational Mathematics: Research for and by Undergraduates, William Briggs, University of Colorado at Denver, and Terry L. Herdman, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Wednesday afternoon); Dynamics and Stability of Coherent Structures, Joceline Lega, University of Arizona (Thursday morning); and Nonlinear Elasticity: Theory and Applications, Michael Tabor and Alain I. Goriely, University of Arizona (Thursday afternoon). See also the Special Sessions jointly sponsored by SIAM in "Joint Special Sessions".

Young Mathematicians Network (YMN)

Concerns of Young Mathematicians: A Town Meeting, Wednesday, 7:15 p.m. ­ 8:15 p.m., organized by Kevin E. Charlwood, Washburn University. This panel discussion will focus on the current primary concerns of young mathematicians, with emphasis on audience participation.

Also see details about the poster session (Thursday afternoon) and a panel discussion (Thursday morning at 10:45 a.m.) cosponsored by YMN in MAA Other Sessions.


Math on the Web, Wednesday to Saturday, various times. The problem of communicating Math on the Web is really no different than communicating math via other media. Namely, authoring and displaying mathematical notation is difficult. On top of that, the Web is a dynamic medium, where users can interact with rich media documents in sophisticated ways. This introduces a whole new layer of challenges and possibilities for engaging, interactive communication between authors and readers.

Topics to be presented include MathML Markup; MathML, Realizing the Promise; Creating Interactive Web Pages with MathML; Displaying MathML in Browsers; Creating Mathematical Documents for the Web with Scientific WorkPlace; TeX to Web Conversion; MathML and Accessibility; A Spotlight on MathML-savvy Applications; Math on the Web with Mathematica Technology; and more! Stop by the Math on the Web Pavilion to see the complete schedule.

A Live Computer Experiment, Wednesday, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., presented by Stephen Wolfram, Wolfram, Inc. There will be a discussion of A New Kind of Science, Mathematica, and the role of mathematics in today's world, as well as an opportunity to see a new form of mathematical discovery in action. There will be ample time for questions from the audience.

Summer Program for Women in Mathematics (SPWM), Thursday, 2:00 p.m. ­ 4:00 p.m., organized by Murli Gupta, George Washington University. SPWM participants will describe their experiences from past programs.

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