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OUTLOOK @MSRI, November 02, 2012

Dear Friends of MSRI,

This is the November/December, 2012, 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 

Press Officer

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November–December, 2012, OUTLOOK Contents:

1.  November–December 2012 Workshops

2.  Math Institutes Open House - MPE 2013 US Launch

3.  New Fall 2012 Emissary newsletter

4.  Workshops in 2012–14

5.  2013 Summer Graduate Schools

6.  Call for Proposals

7.  Programs in 2012–15

8.  Member Applications for 2013–14

9.  Diversity

10. Donor Recognition programs

11. Corporate Partners program

12. VMath: Streaming Video

13. Bay Area Math Circles

14. Bay Area Math Outreach Events

15. National Association of Math Circles

16. Math & Public Announcement subscriptions

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1.  NOVEMBER–DECEMBER 2012 WORKSHOPS

Cluster Algebras in Combinatorics, Algebra, and Geometry

October 29–November 2, 2012
https://www.msri.org/web/msri/scientific/workshops/all-workshops/show/-/event/Wm570

 

Combinatorial Commutative Algebra and Applications

December 3–December 7, 2012

https://www.msri.org/web/msri/scientific/workshops/all-workshops/show/-/event/Wm571

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2.  MATH INSTITUTES OPEN HOUSE - MPE 2013 US LAUNCH

Visit MSRI’s table at the annual Math Institutes Open House reception at the Joint Mathematics Meeting in San Diego on Wednesday, January 9, 2013, from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm in Ballroom B on the lobby floor of the San Diego Marriott. The event will mark the launch of the yearlong Mathematics of Planet Earth (MPE) 2013 in the United States.  Please visit: http://jointmathematicsmeetings.org/meetings/national/jmm2013/2141_social

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3.  NEW FALL 2012 EMISSARY NEWSLETTER

Read MSRI’s new issue of the EMISSARY newsletter, which can be downloaded. To get your e-copy, go to http://www.msri.org/attachments/media/news/emissary/EmissaryFall2012.pdf

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4.  WORKSHOPS IN 201214

For a complete list of MSRI workshops and more information, please see:

https://www.msri.org/web/msri/scientific/workshops/all-workshops

All programmatic workshops for the academic years 201213 and 201314 have been posted.

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5.  2013 SUMMER GRADUATE SCHOOLS

Information regarding the 2013 Summer Graduate Schools can be found at:

https://www.msri.org/web/msri/scientific/workshops/summer-graduate-workshops

The nomination period will begin on December 3, 2012.

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6.  CALL FOR PROPOSALS

MSRI invites submissions of proposals for Thematic Programs, Hot Topics Workshops, and Summer Graduate Schools.  For detailed information, please visit: https://www.msri.org/web/msri/scientific/request-for-proposals.

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7.  PROGRAMS, 201215

For descriptions of our current and future semester- and year-long Scientific Programs, please visit https://www.msri.org/web/msri/scientific/programs

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8.  MEMBER APPLICATIONS FOR 201314

The application period for the 20132014 scientific programs began on August 1, 2012.   The 20132014 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 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

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9.  DIVERSITY

The eight NSF-funded US mathematics institutes created a collaborative diversity initiative that began in the fall of 2011. This program sponsors several mathematics and diversity oriented workshops per year. The next activity in this series is the Blackwell-Tapia Conference, which will take place November 9 – 10, 2012 at the Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM) in Providence, RI.   Please visit http://icerm.brown.edu/blackwell-tapia-2012 for more details. 

The full list of upcoming diversity initiative events may be found at: http://www.mathinstitutes.org/diversity.php

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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  for http://www.msri.org/web/msri/static-pages/-/node/235 more information. Please notify Alex Gonzalez, MSRI’s Development Director, by emailing agonzalez@msri.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.

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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 or contact Alex Gonzalez, MSRI’s Development Director, by emailing agonzalez@msri.org or calling 510-643-6056.

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12.  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 

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13.  BAY AREA MATH CIRCLES

The Math Circle season is well underway 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: Bact-teachers-request@mailman.mathcircles.org

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14.  BAY AREA MATH OUTREACH EVENTS

MoMath’s (Museum of Mathematics) traveling exhibit is currently on display at the Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley, CA!
September 21, 2012–January 6, 2013
Learn more at http://mathmidway.org/
 
Calling all high school students, parents, and mathematics educators at all levels!  Step right up and experience the marvelous world of mathematics at the following events jointly sponsored by MSRI and the Lawrence Hall of Science:

Tuesday, November 13 from 6 - 8 pm: "The Mathematics Behind Math Midway!"

High school students, parents, and teachers--come learn about the mathematics behind the fun in the Math Midway activities from Dr. Paul Zeitz of the University of San Francisco!  After the presentation, you can enjoy yourself at the reception, explore Math Midway activities such as the A-Maze-ing Maze, Organ Function Grinder, or the Ring of Fire, and visit other museum exhibits.  For more information and to RSVP for this free event, please visit http://mathmidwayhs.eventbrite.com

Tuesday, December 4 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm: "Math Midway meets the Amazing Race!"

Mathematics educators at all levels--grab a colleague, digital camera and your competitive spirit!  Join us for a night of challenges, clues, cheer and camaraderie.  Dinner will be generously provided by the San Francisco Math Circle and Bay Area Circle for Teachers.  For more information and to RSVP for this free event, please visit http://mathhunt.eventbrite.com

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15.  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.

Math Circle Mini Grant Applications (up to $2,000) are available to support new and existing Math Circles. The next deadline for submitting an application is in January 2013.  Visit the site to learn more: https://www.mathcircles.org/content/math-circle-grants

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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 math-announcements-request@mailman.msri.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 public-announcementsrequest@mailman.msri.org

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