Special Events

Friday, October 15, 1999 Galileo: A Dialog on Science, Mathematics, History and Dramas
organized by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in association with the Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Participants:
G.V. Coyne, S.J.: Director of the Vatican Observatory
Robert Osserman: Special Projects Director, MSRI
Michael Winters: "Galileo" in the Berkeley Repertory Repertory Theatre's "The Life of Galileo", a new English version by David Hare of the play by Bertolt Brecht.
Conversations between Mathematics Teachers and Mathematics Researchers
Fermat's Last Theorem
July 28, 1993, Robert Osserman, Lenore Blum, Karl Rubin, Ken Ribet, John Conway, and Lee Dembart. Musical interludes by Morris Bobrow; songs by Tom Lehrer; and moderated by San Francisco Examiner publisher Will Hearst.

Larry Gonick
Making Mathematics Appealing to a General Audience

Discussion of Larry Gonick's Presentation

Peter Sarnak
Random Matrix Models in Number Theory and Quantum Mechanics

Zvezdelina StankovaFrenkel
The Bay Area Mathematical Olympiad

Recent Mathematical Advances

Curt Suplee
Improving Coverage of Science in Newspapers

Editors' Criteria for Selection of Math and Science Stories
Moderator: Ivars Peterson, Mathematics and Physics Editor,
Science News
Panelists: Sharon Begley,
Newsweek; Joel Greenberg,
Los Angeles Times; Tom Siegfried,
Dallas Morning News

Mathematics in the Broadcast Media
Moderator: Keith Devlin, Dean,
St. Mary's College
Panelist: David Elisco, Vice President,
Startdust Visual;
Joel Schneider, Vice President for Education and Research,
Children's Television Workshop;
Mary Miller, Senior Science Writer,
Exploratorium

What's Problematic in Undergraduate Mathematics Education?
Moderator: Lenore Blum,
International Computer Science Institute
Panelists: Mike Beeson,
San Jose State University
Reuben Hersh,
University of New Mexico
Frank Morgan,
Williams College,
and
Amy Huston Goetz,
IBM

Mathematics Behind the Scenes
Moderator: K.C. Cole, Physical Science Writer,
Los Angeles Times
Speakers:
Fred Bookstein
, Senior Research Scientist,
Center For Human Growth and Development, University of Michigan,
Nicholas Cozzarelli
, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology,
UC Berkeley,
Robert Oliver
, Director,
Fair, Isaac and Co., Inc.,
William Zame
, Professor of Economics,
University of California, Los Angeles