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Association for Symbolic Logic (ASL)

This two-day program on Sunday and Monday will include sessions of contributed papers and Invited Addresses.

See also these events in the AMS program listings cosponsored by the ASL: Special Session on Logical Methods in Computational Mathematics (Friday and Saturday) and the panel discussion on Contemporary Perspectives on Hilbert's Second Problem and the Gödel Incompleteness Theorems (1:00 p.m. Saturday).


Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM)

Twenty-Eighth Annual Emmy Noether Lecture, Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 9:50 a.m., will be given by Karen Vogtmann, Cornell University, Automorphisms of free groups, outer space, and beyond. A luncheon will be given in her honor; see Social Events for details. Also see the related Special Session on Geometric Group Theory jointly sponsored by the AWM listed under the "AMS Special Sessions" heading.

Panel Discussion, Friday, 2:15 p.m. to 3:40 p.m. The AWM Panel Discussion is titled Women Advancing to Leadership: When and How, organized and moderated by Barbara L. Keyfitz, The Fields Institute and University of Houston. The presenters include Lisa Fauci, Tulane University, Department of Mathematics; Cathy B. Kessel, Berkeley, California, Mathematics Education Consultant; Johanna Levelt Sengers, NIST Scientist Emeritus; Joan R. Leitzel, University of New Hampshire, President Emerita; and Carolyn R. Mahoney, Lincoln University, President.

Just before the panel discussion, AWM will recognize the Alice T. Schafer award honorees. Note that formal prizewinner announcements are made at the Joint Prize Session on Saturday afternoon.

Business Meeting, Friday, 3:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

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

Workshop, Monday, 8:20 a.m. to 4:20 p.m. With funding from the Office of Naval Research and the National Security Agency, 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 are selected in advance of this workshop to present their research; graduate students will present posters, and the recent Ph.D.'s will give 20-minute talks. The workshop opens with a dinner on a previous evening to introduce workshoppers and mentors, and includes a panel discussion on career issues. 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 other meeting sessions. The deadline for applications for presenting and funding has expired. Updated information about the Workshop is available at AWM seeks volunteers to lead discussion groups and to act as mentors for workshop participants. If you are interested, please contact the AWM office; inquiries regarding future workshops may be made to the office at

Critical Career Decision Stages: Research and Funding Opportunities, Monday, 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. This AWM Workshop event features Claudia Polini, University of Notre Dame as moderator, and panelists Valentina S. Harizanov, The George Washington University, Kathleen O’Hara, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Barbara Lee Keyfitz, Fields Institute and University of Houston, and Michelle D. Wagner, National Security Agency.


National Association of Mathematicians (NAM)

National Association of Mathematicians (NAM)Granville-Brown-Haynes Session of Presentations by Recent Doctoral Recipients in the Mathematical Sciences, Sunday, 2:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Cox-Talbot Address, to be given Sunday after the banquet; speaker will be Scott Williams, University at Buffalo, SUNY, Why "Mathematicians of the African Diaspora"?

Panel Discussion, Monday, 9:00 a.m. to 9:50 a.m. HBCUs Prepare to Reform College Algebra Courses, organized by Dennis Davenport, U.S. Military Academy

Business Meeting, Monday, 10:00 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.

Claytor-Woodard Lecture: Monday, 1:00 p.m. to 1:50 pm, speaker will be Nathaniel Whitaker, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Some Mathematical Models for Modeling Blood Flow in the Kidney

See details about the banquet on Sunday 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, Sunday, 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.


Rocky Mountain Mathematics Consortium (RMMC)

Board of Directors Meeting, Sunday, 2:15 p.m. to 4:10 p.m.


Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)

This two-day program on Friday and Saturday will include an Invited Address and six minisymposia. The Invited Address will be given by Tony DeRose, Pixar, Title to be announced, at 11:10 a.m. on Saturday.

Minisymposia and their organizers include

Environmental Modeling: Challenges in Practical Applications and in Teaching, William L. Briggs, University of Colorado at Denver (Friday afternoon);

Phylotaxis, Pau Atela and Christophe Gole, Smith College (Friday morning);

Mathematical Modeling of Complex Systems in Biology, Lisa J. Fauci, Tulane University (Saturday morning and afternoon);

Mathematics and Materials Science, Robert P. Lipton, Louisiana State University (Friday morning); and

Recent Advances in Computational Scattering, Jie Shen, Purdue University (Friday afternoon).

Structure and Topology in Graph Theory, Mark N. Ellingham, Vanderbilt University, and Chris Stephens and Xiaoya Zha, Middle Tennessee State University (Saturday morning and afternoon).


Summer Program for Women in Mathematics (SPWM)

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


Young Mathematicians Network (YMN)

Concerns of Young Mathematicians: A Town Meeting, Saturday, 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., organized by David T. 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 (Friday at 2:15 p.m.) cosponsored by the YMN.



Math on the Web, Friday to Monday, 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. There will be several presentations on the exhibit hall floor throughout the meeting.


Mathematical Art Exhibit, organized by Robert Fathauer, Tesselations Company, Nathaniel A. Friedman, ISAMA and SUNY Albany, and Reza Sarhangi, Bridges Conference, Towson University. A popular feature at the last Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Antonio, this exhibit provides a break in your day. On display are works in various media by artists who are inspired by mathematics and by mathematicians who use visual art to express their findings. Fractals, symmetry, and tiling are some of the ideas at play here. Don't miss this unique opportunity for a different perspective on mathematics.

CHANGE The Art Exhibit will be located in the Regent Room on the 4th Floor of the Marriott. It will be open during the following hours:

Friday 1/5: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sat 1/6 & Sun 1/7: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
Mon 1/8: 9:00 am to noon


Tetrahedral Variations, Saturday, 6:00 p.m., presented by Arthur Silverman, New Orleans, LA. Silverman graduated from Tulane Medical School in 1947 and pursued a highly successful career as a surgeon in New Orleans. He retired from his medical practice while in his fifties in order to concentrate on an earlier passion for sculpture. He was attracted to geometric sculpture and became infatuated with the tetrahedron. He has produced more than 300 sculptures based on the tetrahedron, predominately in stainless steel or aluminum (see His signature work is a pair of tetrahedrons, each 10 ft. by 60 ft. in front of the Energy Center in downtown New Orleans. There are twenty of his sculptures in public buildings and outdoor areas in New Orleans. A map showing locations of the sculptures will be available at the Art Exhibit. A studio visit is also being planned for Sunday at 6:00 p.m. If you plan to visit the studio, please contact Nat Friedman,


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