OUTLOOK @MSRI, September-October 2012
Dear Friends of MSRI,
This is the September/October 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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September–October, 2012, OUTLOOK Contents:
1. September–October 2012 Workshops
2. Alan Turing Celebration
3. Emissary newsletter
4. Workshops in 2012–14
5. 2013 Summer Graduate Schools
6. Programs in 2012–15
7. Member Applications for 2013–14
9. Donor Recognition programs
10. Corporate Partners program
11. VMath: Streaming Video
12. Bay Area Math Circles
13. Upcoming Bay Area Math Outreach Events
14. National Association of Math Circles
15. Math & Public Announcement subscriptions
1. SEPTEMBER–OCTOBER 2012 WORKSHOPS
Joint Introductory Workshop: Cluster Algebras and Commutative Algebra
August 27–September 7, 2012
Cluster Algebras in Combinatorics, Algebra and Geometry
October 29–November 2, 2012
2. ALAN TURING CELEBRATION
Join us for a celebration of the life and work of mathematician, computer scientist and cryptographer Alan Turing (1912–54) on Tuesday, September 4, 6–8:30 pm in the Berkeley City College auditorium at 2050 Center Street. A presentation by Andrew Hodges, the author of the acclaimed biography “Alan Turing: The Enigma” (newly issued this year in a Centenary edition) will be followed by a panel discussion with Martin Davis (Courant Institute), Andrew Hodges (University of Oxford), Don Knuth (Stanford University), Peter Norvig (Google), Dana Scott (Carnegie Mellon University), and Luca Trevisan (Stanford University). Richard Karp, Founding Director of the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing, will moderate. For more information, please visit http://www.msri.org/turing/
3. EMISSARY NEWSLETTER
Read MSRI’s newsletter, the EMISSARY, which can be downloaded. To get your e-copy, go to www.msri.org/Emissary
4. WORKSHOPS IN 2012–14
For a complete list of MSRI workshops and more information, please see:
All programmatic workshops for the academic years 2012–13 and 2013-14 have been posted.
5. 2013 SUMMER GRADUATE SCHOOLS
Information regarding the 2013 Summer Graduate Schools can be found at:
The nomination period will begin on December 1, 2012.
6. PROGRAMS, 2012–15
For descriptions of our current and future semester- and year-long Scientific Programs, please visit https://www.msri.org/web/msri/scientific/programs
7. MEMBER APPLICATIONS FOR 2013–14
The application period for the 2013–2014 scientific programs began on August 1, 2012. The 2013–2014 programs will be: Mathematical General Relativity (Fall 2013); Optimal Transport: Geometry and Dynamics (Fall 2013); Model Theory, Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory (Spring 2014); and Algebraic Topology (Spring 2014). The deadline to apply for Research Professorships is October 1, 2012. The deadline to apply for Postdoctoral Fellowships and Research Memberships is December 1, 2012. For information on the application procedure, please visit: https://www.msri.org/web/msri/scientific/member-application
The NSF funded mathematics institutes have started a collaborative diversity program. This program will sponsor several mathematics and diversity oriented workshops per year. The full list may be found at: http://www.mathinstitutes.org/diversity.php. The next activity in this series is the Modern Math Workshop (MMW). The MMW will take place October 10–11, 2012, in Seattle, WA. Visit http://nimbios.org/education/modern_math_ws.html for more details.
9. 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 for http://www.msri.org/web/msri/static-pages/-/node/235 more information. Please notify Alex Gonzalez, 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.
10. 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 or contact Alex Gonzalez, MSRI’s Development Director, by emailing email@example.com or calling 510-643-6056.
11. 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
12. BAY AREA MATH CIRCLES
The Math Circle season is soon to begin again for students, and teachers throughout the Bay Area. For a complete list of MSRI-supported Bay Area Math Circles and information about participating in these programs visit our website at http://www.msri.org/web/msri/static-pages/-/node/5
Don’t forget to check out the three Math Circles for Teachers: AIM Math Teachers’ Circle, http://mathteacherscircle.org/circle ; Oakland/East Bay Math Circle, http://oebmc.mathcircles.org; San Francisco Math Circle, http://www.sfmathcircle.org, http://www.sfmathcircle.org/teacherscircle.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
13. UPCOMING BAY AREA MATH OUTREACH EVENTS
MoMath’s (Museum of Mathematics) traveling exhibit is coming this fall to the Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley, CA
September 21, 2012–January 6, 2013
Be on the lookout for a Math Circles Day at the Midway! Learn more at http://mathmidway.org/
Bay Area Science Festival
October 27 (Saturday)–November 3, 2012 (Saturday)
Be on the lookout for more information, http://www.bayareascience.org/
14. THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MATH CIRCLES
The National Association of Math Circles (NAMC) website continues to grow with new lesson plans, videos of Math Circles in action, and so much more! Visit http://www.mathcircles.org and checkout the resources.
We’re currently accepting applications for departments to host the 2013 Circle on the Road workshop, contact us for more information, email@example.com
Math Circle Mini Grant Applications (up to $2,000) are currently being accepted to support new and existing Math Circles. Visit the site to learn more: https://www.mathcircles.org/content/math-circle-grants
15. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
If you wish to receive information about non-mathematical events at MSRI, please send an e-mail with the message "subscribe public-announcements" to email@example.com