OUTLOOK @MSRI, January 20, 2012
Dear Friends of MSRI,
Greetings, this is the December issue of the bimonthly OUTLOOK e-newsletter of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI), which is sent to the mathematical community. It provides information about research opportunities and activities at MSRI that may be of interest to you.
Anne Brooks Pfister
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Friday, December 16, 2011, OUTLOOK Contents:
1. January 2012 Workshops
2. Director Search
3. 2012 Math Institutes Open House at JMM
4. Hot Topics Workshop 2012
5. Workshops in 2012-13
6. 2012 Summer Graduate Schools
7. Programs in 2011-14
8. Member Applications for 2013-14
9. VMath: Streaming Video
10. Donor Recognition programs
11. Corporate Partners program
12. Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival
13. Bay Area Math Circles
14. SF Math Teachers’ Circle
15. National Association of Math Circles (NAMC)
16. Math & Public Announcement subscriptions
1. JANUARY 2012 WORKSHOPS
Connections for Women: Discrete Lattice Models in Mathematics, Physics, and Computing
January 12 – 13, 2012
Introductory: Lattice Models and Combinatorics
January 16 – 20, 2012
2. DIRECTOR SEARCH
MSRI is searching for a Director to serve a five-year term beginning on August 1, 2013. For more information, please visit:
3. 2012 MATH INSTITUTES OPEN HOUSE AT JMM
Visit MSRI's table at the annual Math Institutes Open House reception at the Joint Mathematics Meeting in Boston on Wednesday, January 4, 2012, from 5:30pm to 8:00pm in the Gloucester Room, located on the 3rd Floor of the Marriott Boston Copley Place. For more information, please visit
4. HOT TOPICS WORKSHOP 2012
Thin Groups and Super-Strong Approximation
February 6-10, 2012
5. WORKSHOPS IN 2012
For a complete list of MSRI workshops and more information, please see:
All programmatic workshops for the academic years 2011-12 and 2012 -13 have been posted.
6. 2012 SUMMER GRADUATE SCHOOLS
Information regarding the 2012 Summer Graduate Schools can be found at:
The nomination period began December 1, 2011
7. PROGRAMS, 2011-14
For descriptions of our current and future semester- and year-long Scientific Programs, please visit http://www.msri.org/web/msri/scientific/programs
8. MEMBER APPLICATIONS FOR 2013-14
The application period for the 2012-2013 scientific programs closed on December 2, 2011. The application period for the 2013-2014 scientific programs will begin on August 1, 2012. The 2013-2014 programs will be: Mathematical General Relativity; Optimal Transport: Geometry and Dynamics; Model Theory, Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory; and Algebraic Topology.
9. VMath: STREAMING VIDEO
Many lectures and special events at MSRI are videotaped and made available via streaming video through MSRI'S VMath web site, see http://www.msri.org/web/msri/online-videos .
10. DONOR RECOGNITION PROGRAMS
The ARCHIMEDES SOCIETY helps MSRI to implement important programs and diversify and plan its future funding. Archimedes Society donor levels celebrate interesting numbers and places. Archimedes Society donors are invited at no or reduced cost to special events, and are offered reserved seating and special post-event receptions. MSRI Trustee Jim Simons hosts an annual Museion dinner and lecture in New York City. To join the Archimedes Society, please go to https://secure.entango.com/donate/ZbzmT35yJjs .
The GAUSS SOCIETY: MSRI would welcome mention in your Will or Living Trust. Income from contributed endowments will help MSRI's scientific programs in perpetuity. Visit
http://www.msri.org/web/msri/static-pages/-/node/235 for more information. Please notify MSRI's Development Director by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 510-643-6056 when you have done so, and you will be recognized as a member of the MSRI Gauss Society. The next Gauss Society recognition dinner will be held in San Diego, CA in January 2013 in conjunction with the Joint Mathematics Meetings. Doug Lind chairs the Gauss Society.
11. CORPORATE PARTNERS PROGRAM
Corporate Partners members enjoy a variety of benefits including invitations to special events and listing in MSRI publications. For more information about the Corporate Partners program go to http://www.msri.org/web/msri/support-msri/corporate-sponsors/become-a-corporate-sponsor or contact Nancy Stryble, Director of Corporate Relations, at 510-642-0771 or email@example.com.
12. JULIA ROBINSON MATHEMATICS FESTIVAL
Students in middle school through high school will enjoy hands-on fun with math activities at the first Julia Robinson Math Festival for 2012 taking place on Sunday, Jan. 29, 9am-noon on the UC Berkeley campus. or more information and registration go to: http://tinyurl.com/2012BerkeleyJRMF
13. BAY AREA MATH CIRCLES
For a complete list of Bay Area Math Circles and information about participating in a program visit our website http://www.msri.org/web/msri/static-pages/-/node/5 and see 3 Math Circles for Teachers: AIM Math Teachers' Circle, http://mathteacherscircle.org/circle/; Oakland/East Bay Math Circle, http://oebmc.mathcircles.org; and the San Francisco Math Circle, http://www.sfmathcircle.org/index.html
Interested in news about the Bay Area Circle for Teachers (BACT)? Subscribe to our bi-monthly newsletter by sending a message with the word "subscribe" in the text or heading to: Bactfirstname.lastname@example.org Bay Area Circle for Teachers Winter Workshop on Saturday, January 28th in Berkeley. Location to be announced; for details visit http://bact.mathcircles.org/winter
14. SF MATH TEACHERS’ CIRCLE
SF Math Circle Teachers’ Circle – meets on the 1st Tuesday of the month; see http://www.sfmathcircle.org/teacherscircle.html
SFMC is sponsoring monthly dinners just for teachers with a special Math Circle speaker. This program supports a professional learning community built from the strong foundations of the SFMC. Join us for our next event, February 7, 2012.
15. NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MATH CIRCLES (NAMC)
NAMC will be at the 2012 Joint Math Meetings in Boston. To see Math Circle-related events at the JMM visit our website at http://www.mathcircles.org/content/joint-math-meetings-2012
There are now more than 100 math circles nationwide registered with the NAMC. We are updating the website and adding content continuously. The latest addition is the Math Circle Problem of the Month. This is meant to get groups of students and math circles to communicate and collaborate. A detailed description may be found at https://www.mathcircles.org/content/problem-month
16. SUBSCRIBE TO MATH & PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENTS:
If you wish to receive weekly updates about mathematical events at MSRI, please send an e-mail with the message "subscribe math-announcements" to email@example.com
If you wish to receive information about non-mathematical events at MSRI, please send an e-mail with the message "subscribe public-announcements" to firstname.lastname@example.org