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OUTLOOK @MSRI, April/May 2014

OUTLOOK FROM MSRI: April/May 2014

For information on submitting proposals to MSRI, to apply for program memberships or workshops, the 2014 Summer Graduate Schools, and many other areas, please see www.msri.org. Videos of many lectures at MSRI can be found on VMath.  For information on Math Circles, see www.mathcircles.org and http://www.msri.org/web/msri/education/for-k-12-educators/math-circles. For information on exhibits and activities at the Lawrence Hall of Science, see http://lawrencehallofscience.org/visit. Information about upcoming Julia Robinson Mathematics Festivals can be found here: http://juliarobinsonmathfestival.org/

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1.  April and May 2014 Workshops

2.  “Not on the Test” MSRI-BCC Lecture Series

3.  Math Education and Diversity Events

4.  Programs in 2014–16

5.  Math Outreach and Public Events

6.  How to donate to MSRI

7.  Emissary newsletter

8.  Mathematics of Quantum Theory conference

9.  Math & Public Announcement subscriptions

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1.  APRIL and MAY 2014 WORKSHOPS

Reimagining the Foundations of Algebraic Topology
April 7, 2014 - April 11, 2014
http://www.msri.org/workshops/689

Model Theory in Geometry and Arithmetic
May 12, 2014 - May 16, 2014
http://www.msri.org/workshops/686

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2.  “NOT ON THE TEST” MSRI-BCC LECTURE SERIES

The Not on the Test: The Pleasures and Uses of Mathematics lecture series, presents a talk on “Brain-Computer Interfaces” by UCSF Professor Philip Sabes on Wednesday, April 9, 7:00–8:15 pm (see http://tinyurl.com/PhilipSabes), which is co-sponsored by MSRI and Berkeley City College (BCC).  Dr. Sabes will discuss how Brain-Machine Interfaces offer the promise of helping disabled patients to control prosthetic limbs directly from their brain.  The six-part lecture series (see www.msri.org/events/nott) will be held in BCC’s Auditorium at 2050 Center Street in Berkeley.  The Not on the Test lecture series is funded through the generous support of the Simons Foundation.

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3.  MATH EDUCATION AND DIVERSITY EVENTS

MSRI and the California Academy of Sciences invite you to join us on Thursday, May 1, 2014 for an evening focused on “Chance, Risk, and Jackpots!” as part of the California Academy of Sciences weekly “Nightlife” series for a 21+ crowd.  For more information, see: http://www.calacademy.org/events/nightlife/

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 Spring Opportunities Workshop for Women in the Mathematical Sciences, which will take place April 9 - 11, 2014 at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) in Knoxville, Tennessee.  The workshop will be streaming live on the NIMBioS website.  Please visit http://www.nimbios.org/education/WS_opportunities 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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4.  PROGRAMS, 2014–16

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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5.  MATH OUTREACH AND PUBLIC EVENTS

MSRI is proud to announce a new initiative in art and mathematics. MSRI’s organizational sponsors may apply to host a mini-conference, modeled on the successful international Bridges conferences, on their campus through a new organization, MoSAIC. See http://www.mosaicmathart.org

Barry Mazur of Harvard University -- visiting at MSRI this semester -- will give a talk on Primes, based on his book-in-progress with William Stein on the Riemann Hypothesis.  The talk, on Friday, April 25, will be live-broadcast from the Simons Auditorium at MSRI to the Harvard Friends of Mathematics in Cambridge.

Fond memories of music concerts at MSRI?  They’re back!  Agave Baroque resumes the tradition with a selection of early music on Monday, May 5 (time to be determined) in the Simons Auditorium at MSRI.  Please visit MSRI’s homepage (www.msri.org) for details and watch for more concerts in 2014-2015.

MSRI now supports Numberphile, a YouTube channel with almost 850,000 subscribers. See http://www.youtube.com/numberphile

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6.  HOW TO DONATE TO MSRI

ARCHIMEDES SOCIETY: Annual Fund gifts are recognized through membership in the Archimedes Society.  Archimedes Society members enjoy reserved seating for public events and are invited to special receptions.  Annual Fund gifts support all of MSRI’s activities, including scientific research, K–12 education, and community outreach. Over 3,500 young people participate in our education programs each year and countless others attend our public programs.  For more information and to join the Archimedes Society, please go to http://www.msri.org/web/msri/support-msri/individual-donations/archimedes-society

MUSEION: Your generous gift of $5,041 or more is recognized by an invitation to MSRI’s Museion dinner and lecture series.  At Museion, an elegant dinner complements a lecture by an acclaimed expert in the mathematical sciences.  Attendees have a unique opportunity to get to know the speakers during the discussion following the lecture.  For more information about Museion, please visit http://www.msri.org/web/msri/pages/23.

GAUSS SOCIETY: The Gauss Society honors donors who have chosen to designate MSRI in their Will or Living Trust. Income from contributed endowments will help support MSRI's scientific programs in perpetuity.  Professor Douglas Lind chairs the Gauss Society and hosts an annual gathering each January to recognize its members. For more information, please visit http://www.msri.org/web/msri/static-pages/-/node/235.

CORPORATE PARTNERS PROGRAM: MSRI is grateful to those corporations that have supported our education and scientific programs.  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, please visit http://www.msri.org/web/msri/support-msri/corporate-sponsors/becoming-a-corporate-sponsor.

For all questions regarding our donation programs, please contact, Heike Friedman, Director of Development, phone: 510.643.6056, email: hfriedman_at_msri.org

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7.  EMISSARY NEWSLETTER

Read MSRI’s newsletter, the EMISSARY, which can be downloaded. To get your e-copy, go to http://www.msri.org/web/msri/about-msri/news/emissary-newsletter

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8.  MATHEMATICS OF QUANTUM THEORY CONFERENCE

Following up on the “UC Davis-MSRI Conference on Mathematical Physics: Festschrift Albert Schwarz” in 2002, UC Davis will host a conference called the Mathematics of Quantum Theory on May 23-26.  It will focus on topological quantum field theories, topological strings, and celebrate sixty years of stellar contributions to mathematics and physics by Professor Albert Schwarz.  See https://indico.cern.ch/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=276011

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9.  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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