OUTLOOK @MSRI, January 31, 2013
Dear Friends of MSRI,
This is the February/March, 2013, 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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February–March, 2013, OUTLOOK Contents:
1. February–March 2013 Workshops
2. Simons Public Lecture by Emily Shuckburgh
3. Emissary newsletter
4. Workshops in 2013–14
5. 2013 Summer Graduate Schools
6. Call for Proposals
7. Programs in 2013–15
9. Donor Recognition programs
10. Corporate Partners program
11. VMath: Streaming Video
12. Bay Area Math Circles
13. Bay Area Math Olympiad
14. National Association of Math Circles
15. Math & Public Announcement subscriptions
1. FEBRUARY–MARCH 2013 WORKSHOPS
Introductory Workshop: Noncommutative Algebraic Geometry and Representation Theory
January 28–February 1, 2013
Representation Theory, Homological Algebra, and Free Resolutions
February 11–17, 2013
Circle on the Road Spring 2013
March 8–10, 2013
Bay Area Differential Geometry Seminar (BADGS) Spring 2013
March 9, 2013
AWM Research Symposium 2013
March 16–17, 2013
Hot Topics: Surface subgroups and cube complexes
March 18–22, 2013
2. SIMONS PUBLIC LECTURE BY EMILY SHUCKBURGH
On Monday evening, March 4, Climate scientist Emily Shuckburgh, from the British Antarctic Survey, delivers the second in an international series of MPE2013 Simons Public Lectures at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco at 7:30 pm. As the leader of the Open Oceans research group, her research focuses on understanding the role of the polar oceans in the global climate system. She will explain how the tools of science are being applied to the challenge of understanding the climate, what uncertainties we face, and what to do about those uncertainties. This Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013 event is sponsored by the Simons Foundation. For tickets and more information, please see www.msri.org/simonslecture
3. EMISSARY NEWSLETTER
Read MSRI’s newsletter, the EMISSARY, which can be downloaded. To get your e-copy, go to http://www.msri.org/attachments/media/news/emissary/EmissaryFall2012.pdf
4. WORKSHOPS IN 2013–14
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 began on December 3, 2012.
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.
7. PROGRAMS, 2013–15
For descriptions of our current and future semester- and year-long Scientific Programs, please visit https://www.msri.org/web/msri/scientific/programs
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 Career Options for Women in Mathematical Sciences Workshop, which will take place March 3–5, 2013 at the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) in Minneapolis, MN. Please visit http://www.ima.umn.edu/2012-2013/SW3.3-5.13/ for more details. The full list of upcoming diversity initiative events may be found at: http://www.mathinstitutes.org/diversity.php
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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. Also check out the four local Math Circles for Teachers: Bay Area Circle for Teachers, http://bact.mathcircles.org/; 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
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 5, 2013) for a presentation by MSRI’s Alissa Crans. SF Math Circle Teachers’ Circle – meets on the 1st Tuesday of the month; see http://www.sfmathcircle.org/teacherscircle.html
On February 24 (Sunday), the Bay Area Math Olympiad for Teachers will be held at SFSU in San Francisco. Visit the website to apply, https://hosted.msri.org/forms/bamo/bamoapp_teacher
13. BAY AREA MATH OLYMPIAD
The 15th annual Bay Area Math Olympiad is quickly approaching! The exam for students will take place on February 26, 2013 and the exam for teachers will occur on February 24, 2013. For more information about the Olympiad, please visit: http://www.bamo.org/info
14. THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MATH CIRCLES
NAMC will be at the 2013 Joint Math Meetings in San Diego. To see Math Circle-related events at the JMM visit our website at http://www.mathcircles.org/content/joint-math-meetings-2013
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 online is in February 1, 2013. Visit the site to learn more: https://www.mathcircles.org/content/math-circle-grants
The 2013 NAMC Circle on the Road Workshop will be held March 9–10, 2013 at the University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez. For more details go online, https://www.mathcircles.org/content/circle-road-2013.
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.
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