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Association for Symbolic Logic (ASL)

This two-day program on Friday and Saturday will include sessions of contributed papers and Invited Addresses by: Mathias Aschenbrenner, University of Illinois at Chicago, Asymptotic differential algebra; Andres Caicedo, Institut fur formale Logik (Vienna), Projective well-orderings of the reals; Tetsuya Ishiu, University of Kansas, Lawrence, The nonstationary ideal and club guessing ideals; Alexander Berenstein, UIUC, Generic groups of automorphisms of probability spaces and Hilbert spaces; Joseph Mileti, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Partition theorems and computability theory; Bjorn Poonen, University of California Berkeley, Extensions of Hilbert's Tenth Problem; and W. Hugh Woodin, University of California Berkeley, Structural equivalences for the determinacy of real games. See also the Special Session jointly sponsored by the ASL in the "AMS Special Sessions" section, as well as a cosponsored panel discussion on Hilbert's First Problem listed in the "Other AMS Sessions" section.

Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM)

Twenty-Sixth Annual Emmy Noether Lecture, Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m., will be given by Lai-Sang Young, Courant Institute, New York University, From limit cycles to strange attractors.

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

Achieving Diversity in Graduate Programs, Part I: The Challenge to Retain Women, Wednesday, 3:20 p.m. – 4:20 p.m., organized by Suzanne M. Lenhart, University of Tennessee, and Sylvia T. Bozeman, Spelman College. This panel discussion is cosponsored by the National Association of Mathematicians; see the description of Part II of this presentation on Saturday at 9:00 a.m. under NAM's listing of events.

Just before 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" section).

Business Meeting, Wednesday, 4:20 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.

Focus: Future: Wednesday, 4:50 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. At the conclusion of the business meeting, members and others interested in the AWM are invited to come and share ideas at this session organized by the AWM Long-Range Planning Committee. Helen Moore, American Institute of Mathematics, will serve as moderator.

Workshop, Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. With funding from the Office of Naval Research and the National Security Agency (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. Organizers are Dawn A. Lott, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Judy L. Walker, University of Nebraska, and Claudia Polini, University of Notre Dame.

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 on issues of career development. 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.

The AWM Workshop Panel Discussion on Saturday is on Shaping a career in mathematics. It will be moderated by Dawn A. Lott, Delaware State University; panelists include Helen Moore, American Institute of Mathematics, Anne Trenk, Wellesley College, and Pamela Cook, University of Delaware

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

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, 2:15 p.m . – 4:00 p.m.

The NAM Cox-Talbot Address will be given at Friday's banquet by John W. Alexander Jr., Miami-Dade College, on Intrinsically interesting mathematical intrigue (Why I love mathematics).

Achieving Diversity in Graduate Programs, Part II: The Challenge to Retain Underrepresented Groups, Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m., organized by Nathaniel Dean, Texas Southern University, and Rhonda J. Hughes, Bryn Mawr College. This panel discussion is cosponsored by the Association of Women in Mathematics; see the description of Part I of this presentation on Wednesday at 3:20 p.m. under AWM's listing of events.

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 the "Social Events" section.

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 Pavel Pevzner, University of California San Diego, Transforming men into mice (and into chimpanzees, dogs, chickens, etc.) at 11:10 a.m. on Thursday. Minisymposia and their organizers include Undergraduate Linear Algebra and Differential Equations: Projects, Problems, and Issues, William Briggs, University of Colorado at Denver; Discontinuous Glaerkin Methods: Theory and Applications, Paul Castillo, University of Puerto Rico and Chi-Wang Shu, Brown University; and Error-Correcting Codes, Vera Pless, University of Illinois at Chicago. See also the Special Sessions jointly sponsored by SIAM in the "AMS Special Sessions" section.

Young Mathematicians Network (YMN)

Concerns of Young Mathematicians: A Town Meeting, Wednesday, 7:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m., organized by David Kung, St. Mary's College of Maryland. This panel discussion will focus on the current primary concerns of young mathematicians, from undergraduates to newly tenured professors, with emphasis on audience participation.

Also see details about the poster session (Thursday at 2:00 p.m.) and panel discussions (Wednesday at 2:15 p.m. and 3:50 p.m. ) cosponsored by YMN under the "Other MAA Sessions" section.


Math on the Web, Wednesday – Saturday, various times. The problem of communicating Math on the Web is really no different from 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. There will be several presentations on the exhibit hall floor throughout the meeting.

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.

Blumenthal Session, Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. The Leonard M. and Eleanor M. Blumenthal Award for the Advancement of Research in Pure Mathematics will be given at the Joint Prize Session on Thursday afternoon. The winner of this award, Manjul Bhargava, Princeton University, will speak on his research at this Friday morning session.

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

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