OUTLOOK @MSRI, April 16, 2013
Dear Friends of MSRI,
This is the April/May, 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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April–May, 2013, OUTLOOK Contents:
1. May 2013 Workshops
2. Spring 2013 Emissary newsletter
3. Julia Robinson Math Festivals Nationwide
4. Workshops in 2013–14
5. Call for Proposals
6. Programs in 2013–15
8. Donor Recognition programs
9. Corporate Partners program
10. VMath: Streaming Video
11. Bay Area Math Circles
12. National Association of Math Circles
13. Math & Public Announcement subscriptions
1. MAY 2013 WORKSHOPS
The Commutative Algebra of Singularities in Birational Geometry: Multiplier Ideals, Jets, Valuations, and Positive Characteristic Methods
May 6–10, 2013
2. SPRING 2013 EMISSARY NEWSLETTER
Read the new Spring 2013 issue of MSRI’s newsletter, the EMISSARY, which can be downloaded. To get your e-copy, go to
3. JULIA ROBINSON MATH FESTIVALS NATIONWIDE
Students in middle school through high school will enjoy hands-on fun with math activities at the Julia Robinson Math Festival taking place at Stanford University on Saturday, May 11 and at the University of New England in Maine on May 23. For details, please visit http://www.msri.org/web/msri/static-pages/-/node/210
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. 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.
6. 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 Modern Math Workshop, which will take place October 2–3, 2013 in San Antonio, Texas, preceding the annual SACNAS National Conference. Please visit http://icerm.brown.edu/mmw2013 for more details. The full list of upcoming diversity initiative events may be found at: http://www.mathinstitutes.org/diversity.php
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. 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
11. 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 (May 7, 2013) for a presentation by Bruce Cohen. SF Math Circle Teachers’ Circle – meets on the 1st Tuesday of the month; see http://www.sfmathcircle.org/teacherscircle.html
Registrations for the Bay Area Circle for Teachers Summer Workshop are now being accepted! It will be held June 17 – 21, 2013 on the campus of UC Berkeley. For more information please visit: http://bact.mathcircles.org/summer
12. THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MATH CIRCLES
NAMC will be at Mathfest 2013 in Hartford, Connecticut. More information about math circle sessions at Mathfest will be available in the next OUTLOOK.
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 will be in the fall. Visit the site to learn more: https://www.mathcircles.org/content/math-circle-grants
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.
13. 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