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OUTLOOK @MSRI, October/November 2014

OUTLOOK FROM MSRI: October/November 2014

For information on submitting proposals to MSRI, to apply for program memberships or workshops, the 2015 Summer Graduate Schools, and many other areas, please see www.msri.org. Videos of many lectures at MSRI can be found on VMath.  MSRI now supports Numberphile, a YouTube channel fast approaching a million subscribers. See http://www.youtube.com/numberphile.  For information on Math Circles, see www.mathcircles.org and http://www.msri.org/web/msri/education/for-k-12-educ ators/math-circles. For information on exhibits and activities at the Lawrence Hall of Science, see http://www.lawrencehallofscience.org. Information about upcoming Julia Robinson Mathematics Festivals can be found here: http://juliarobinsonmathfestival.org


1.  October/November 2014 Workshops

2.  Math Outreach and Public Events

3.  Upcoming Workshops in 2014–16

4.  Programs in 2014–16

5.  Harmonic Series Concerts

6.  Member Applications for 2015–16

7.  Call for Proposals

8.  How to donate to MSRI

9.  Emissary newsletter

10.  Math & Public Announcement subscriptions



Categorical Structures in Harmonic Analysis
November 17-21, 2014



Berkeley City College (BCC) will host MoSAIC, a new travelling festival celebrating the connections between mathematics and the arts, on Friday and Saturday, October 3 - 4 from 10 am to 5 pm each day. MoSAIC stands for Mathematics of Science, Art, Industry, Culture and is a joint venture between MSRI and the Bridges Organization.  Presenters include Carol Bier, George Hart, Vi Hart, Andrea Hawksley, Chris Palmer, and Karl Schaffer.  More information at http://www.mosaicmathart.org/events/berkeley/.

Anna Patterson, VP of Engineering at Google, will kick off the lecture series “Not on the Test: The Pleasures and Uses of Mathematics” at Berkeley City College (BCC) on October 22 from 7:00 till 8:15 pm.  She will be speaking on “Search Engines Through the Ages.”  Please RSVP at https://www.msri.org/general_events/20842.

The American Mathematical Society (AMS) and MSRI present the 2014 AMS Einstein Public Lecture in Mathematics on Saturday, October 25 at 6 pm at the Towers Conference Center, San Francisco State University.  James H. Simons, Chair of the Simons Foundation and longtime MSRI board member, will speak on “Mathematics, Common Sense, and Good Luck.”  The lecture will be followed by a reception at 7:15 pm hosted by the AMS and the Department of Mathematics at SFSU. Register for the reception at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1LxXik9IeROQcGU-LOiWml5Mu9Ztca8heBxPoj3-K2tg/viewform.

MSRI is hosting a Celebration of Mind on Sunday, October 26, from 2:00 till 5:00 pm.  The event is dedicated to the life and work of Martin Gardner and will feature a variety of talks and engaging performances, interactive activities, and a wide selection of mathematical games and puzzles.  Bring the kids: your kids, your grandkids, your neighbor’s kids, or your inner child.   See http://www.msri.org/general_events/20854.  RSVPs required and seating is limited.

MoSAIC in New York City!  Columbia University will host the next MoSAIC math/art conference October 25-26.  A schedule will come shortly at http://www.mosaicmathart.org/events/.  At this link, you can also see events listed in Urbana, Portland, Raleigh, and Boulder in the months to come.

Cynthia Dwork, Distinguished Scientist at Microsoft Research, will speak in the “Not on the Test” series at Berkeley City College (BCC) on November 5 from 7:00 till 8:15 p.m. The title of her talk is “I’m in the Database (But Nobody Knows).”  The talk is co-presented by the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing. Registration opens soon at https://www.msri.org/general_events/20843.

To browse MSRI’s expanded range of public events and initiatives, see our new portal page on the MSRI web site at http://www.msri.org/web/msri/public/public-events-and-initiatives.



See future MSRI workshops at http://www.msri.org/web/msri/scientific/workshops


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



MSRI’s 2014-15 Harmonic Series continues with the following concerts:

Oct. 29 - Theodora Martin, piano: http://tinyurl.com/theodora-martin

Nov. 3 - B. Purnaprajna, Indian classical violin: http://tinyurl.com/b-purnaprajna

All concerts are free and open to the public and will be held from 5:15- 6:15 pm in the Simons Auditorium at MSRI.  For more information about the series, please see: http://tinyurl.com/harmonic-series



The application period for the 2015–2016 scientific programs began on August 1, 2014.  The 2015–2016 programs will be: New Challenges in PDE: Deterministic Dynamics and Randomness in High and Infinite Dimensional Systems and Differential Geometry




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.



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. If donate at our Museion level with a gift of $5,041 or more, you will receive 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 or to make make gift, please visit http://www.msri.org/web/msri/support-msri/make_a_donation

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.

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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