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  1. Math & Cultural Philip Sabes: Brain-Computer Interfaces

    The Not on the Test: The Pleasures and Uses of Mathematics lecture series presents University of California - San Francisco Prof. Philip Sabes speaking on “Brain-Computer Interfaces” at the Berkeley City College Auditorium, 2050 Center St., Berkeley.

    Updated on Apr 09, 2014 11:26 AM PDT
  2. Math & Cultural Mathematicomics

    Updated on Mar 19, 2014 03:49 PM PDT
  3. Math & Cultural Eugenie Scott: Science Denialism

    The Not on the Test: The Pleasures and Uses of Mathematics lecture series presents Dr. Eugenie Scott of the National Center for Science Education speaking on “Science Denialism” at the Berkeley City College Auditorium, 2050 Center St., Berkeley.

    Updated on Mar 04, 2014 04:26 PM PST
  4. Math & Cultural Ge Wang: Music, Computing, People

    The Not on the Test: The Pleasures and Uses of Mathematics lecture series presents Stanford Prof. Ge Wang speaking on “Music, Computing, People” at the Berkeley City College Auditorium, 2050 Center St., Berkeley.

    Updated on Jan 28, 2014 01:08 PM PST
  5. Math & Cultural Playground (pre-event)

    Created on Jan 24, 2014 12:52 PM PST
  6. Math & Cultural Inez Fung: Verifying Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    The Not on the Test: The Pleasures and Uses of Mathematics lecture series presents UC Berkeley Prof. Inez Fung speaking on “Verifying Greenhouse Gas Emissions” at the Berkeley City College Auditorium, 2050 Center St., Berkeley.

    Updated on Oct 17, 2013 04:30 PM PDT
  7. Math & Cultural Celebration of Mind 2013

    Updated on Oct 11, 2013 09:28 AM PDT
  8. Special Events 2013 CME Group - MSRI Prize

    The 8th annual CME Group-MSRI Prize in Innovative Quantitative Applications was awarded on Monday, October 21 in Chicago. A panel discussion on “Liquidity and High-Frequency Trading” will be held in conjuction with the awards ceremony. By invitation only.

    Updated on Nov 15, 2013 02:02 PM PST
  9. Math & Cultural Keith Devlin: Video Games for Mathematics

    The Not on the Test: The Pleasures and Uses of Mathematics lecture series presents Stanford Prof. Keith Devlin speaking on “Video Games for Mathematics” at the Berkeley City College Auditorium, 2050 Center St., Berkeley.

    Updated on Oct 17, 2013 04:34 PM PDT
  10. Math & Cultural Tony DeRose: Math in the Movies

    The first of six lectures, during 2013–14, in the series Not on the Test: The Pleasures and Uses of Mathematics, presents Tony DeRose from Pixar Animation Studios speaking on "Math in the Movies."  He will use numerous clips from Pixar's award-winning feature films to show how math underlies the stunning visuals that are essential to their storytelling.

    Updated on Oct 17, 2013 04:33 PM PDT
  11. Math & Cultural MSRI-BCC Lecture Series, 2013-14

    Please join MSRI and Berkeley City College at a new lecture series, Not on the Test: The Pleasures and Uses of Mathematics, which will present six talks in 2013–14 by speakers whose expertise, passion, and ability to explain what they do with math can be understood by all. The lectures will be held at the Berkeley City College Auditorium, 2050 Center St., Berkeley.  The Not on the Test series is sponsored by the Simons Foundation.

    Updated on Feb 27, 2014 09:03 AM PST
  12. Special Events Film Mathathon!

    Created on Mar 06, 2013 01:13 AM PST
  13. Special Events Pi Day Nightlife

    Organizers: Alissa Crans and Meg Napoli

    Created on Mar 23, 2013 09:40 AM PDT
  14. Special Events MPE2013 Simons Public Lecture

    Climate disruption: what math and science have to say

    Speaker: Emily Shuckburgh
    7:30pm, Palace of Fine Arts
    3301 Lyon Street, San Francisco, CA
    Hosted by: Mathematical Sciences Research Institute / American Institute of Mathematics
    Sponsored by Simons Foundation

    Professor Emily Shuckburgh (British Antarctic Survey), visits the Bay Area to deliver the the second in the international MPE2013 Simons Public Lecture Series.

    Updated on Apr 22, 2013 02:48 AM PDT
  15. Special Events 2011 CME Group-MSRI Prize in Innovative Quantitative Applications

    The 6th annual CME Group-MSRI Prize in Innovative Quantitative Applications will be awarded on Monday, September 26 at the CME Group World Headquarters, in Chicago. A seminar will be held in conjuction with the awards ceremony. By invitation only.

    Updated on Sep 09, 2013 11:37 AM PDT
  16. Special Events Bay Area Math Olympiad (BAMO) 2011 Award Ceremony

    Organizers: Zvezdelina Stankova (Mills College), Paul Zeitz (University of San Francisco), and Joshua Zucker (Mathematical Science Research Institute - MSRI)

    Come recognize the achievement of some of the brightest young mathematical minds in the Bay Area.


    Updated on Jan 24, 2011 06:06 AM PST
  17. Special Events Berkeley Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival

    The Berkeley Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival will take place on the Berkeley campus this Sunday, January 30. For more information see
    http://www.msri.org/web/msri/static-pages/-/node/249

    Updated on Jan 26, 2011 05:36 AM PST
  18. Special Events Berkeley Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival

    The Berkeley Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival will take place on the Berkeley campus this Sunday, January 30. For more information see
    http://www.msri.org/web/msri/static-pages/-/node/249

    Created on Jan 26, 2011 05:33 AM PST
  19. Special Events 5th Annual CME Group-MSRI Prize event

    The fifth annual CME Group/MSRI Prize in Innovative Quantitative Applications will be awarded on Monday, September 13 at the CME Group World Headquarters, in Chicago. A seminar will be held in conjuction with the awards ceremony. By invitation only.

    Updated on May 13, 2013 11:01 PM PDT
  20. Special Events Building Maintenance Closure

    The building will not be open to anyone except maintenance workers, delivery people and staff.

    Updated on May 13, 2013 11:01 PM PDT
  21. Special Events Making Music in the 21st Century

    MSRI invites you to a two-part event from 4:45-7:15pm featuring an hour-long class on "Playing Music on your iPhone and iPad" with Stanford Professor Ge Wang and Jieun Oh (4:45-5:45pm), followed by a reception (5:45-6:15pm) and a lecture/demonstration (6:15-7:15pm) by Ge Wang and Jieun Oh. They will also be joined by MSRI's Robert Bryant and UCB Prof. David Eisenbud for a discussion about new technologies in music-making.

    Updated on May 13, 2013 11:01 PM PDT
  22. Special Events Symplectic Topology today

    11:00-11:30 “Symplectic Topology today” Dusa McDuff

    Updated on May 13, 2013 11:01 PM PDT
  23. Special Events On Knot Homology Theories

    1:00-1:30 “On Knot Homology Theories” Elisenda Grigsby

    Updated on May 13, 2013 11:01 PM PDT
  24. Special Events "K12 Math Teacher Preparation: What Math Departments Can Do"

    2:30-5:00 Panel Discussion on "K12 Math Teacher Preparation: What Math Departments Can Do"

    Deborah Ball (University of Michigan), Sybilla Beckman (University of Georgia), Mark Daniels (UT Austin), William McCallum (University of Arizona), and Peter March (NSF). Moderator Eric Stade

    Updated on May 13, 2013 11:01 PM PDT
  25. Special Events 4th Annual CME Group-MSRI Prize event

    The fourth annual CME Group/MSRI Prize in Innovative Quantitative Applications will be awarded on Thursday, September 17 at the CME Group World Headquarters, in Chicago. A seminar will be held in conjuction with the awards ceremony. By invitation only.

    Updated on May 13, 2013 11:01 PM PDT
  26. Special Events Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival at Stanford

    The Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival will take place at Stanford on Saturday, May 9, 2009. Advance registration is required.

    Updated on May 13, 2013 11:01 PM PDT
  27. Special Events Meaning in Beethoven's 'Grosse Fuge'

    You are warmly invited to the next event in the MSRI Mathematics + Music series.



    On April 29, at 5:30PM, MSRI will host the renowned St. Lawrence String Quartet and NPR's Rob Kapilow in a 90 minute program that consists of a discussion and performance of Beethoven's Grosse Fuge, Op. 133. The event is free and open to the public.

    Updated on May 13, 2013 11:01 PM PDT
  28. Special Events Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival at UCLA

    The Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival will take place on THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2009, from 9 am to 3 pm, in UCLA's Ackerman Grand Ballroom in the Ackerman Union (308 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, California). Advance registration is required.

    Updated on May 13, 2013 11:01 PM PDT
  29. Special Events Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival at Pixar Studios

    The Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival at Pixar Studios will be held on Sunday, March 29, 2009. Advance registration is required.

    Updated on May 13, 2013 11:01 PM PDT
  30. Special Events Mathematical Institutes Open House on Monday, Jan. 5, 2009 at Joint Meetings

    You are invited to attend the Mathematical Institutes Open House reception on MONDAY, JANUARY 5, 2009 from 5:30-8:00 pm at the AMS-MAA Joint Meeting in Washington, DC, in the Marriott Ballroom Foyer at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.

    Updated on May 13, 2013 11:01 PM PDT
  31. Special Events CME Group-MSRI Prize Awarded to Lars Peter Hansen at Seminar and Ceremony on Oct. 24, 2008 at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange

    The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) and the CME Group (Chicago Mercantile Exchange) will jointly present Lars Peter Hansen with the CME Group/MSRI Prize in Innovative Quantitative Applications on Friday, October 24, 2008 at the CME Group World Headquarters, in Chicago. The third annual awards ceremony will be help in conjunction with a seminar. By invitation only.

    Updated on May 13, 2013 11:01 PM PDT
  32. Special Events Mid-day Concert in MSRI's Simons Auditorium

    MSRI is pleased to present, as part of its Music+Mathematics series, a performance by the world-famous St. Lawrence String Quartet. This concert will take place at noon on Tuesday, October 14, 2008 in MSRI's Simons Auditorium. The program will consist of two well-loved quartets, Haydn, Op. 77 no. 2 and Dvorak, Op. 106. The concert will be free and open to the public, and you are warmly invited to attend.

    Updated on May 13, 2013 11:01 PM PDT
  33. Special Events Wolfgang Doeblin Video

    A Mathematician Rediscovered [Ein Mathematiker wird wiederentdeckt] © Agnes Handwerk, Harrie Willems. In MSRI's Simons Auditorium at 4:00 PM.

    Updated on May 13, 2013 11:01 PM PDT
  34. Special Events MSRI Biology Colloquia: 3 Talks by Dr. Garrett Odell in the Simons Auditorium at MSRI's Chern Hall

    Biology for Mathematicians- Dr. Garrett Odell (Professor of Biology at the University of Washigton and Director of Center for Cell Dynamics) PRESENTS:

    Talk 1. "How, in Silico, the Sea Urchin Embryo Gets its Furrow in the Right Place - Lecture , Dr. Garrett Odell"

    Talk 2. "For Making Genetic Networks Operate Robustly, Unintelligent Non-Design Suffices"

    Talk 3. "Why are mindless, individual agent-based computer simulation models less likely to deceive than elegant and thoughtful partial differential equation models of traditional continuum mechanics?"

    Updated on May 13, 2013 11:01 PM PDT
  35. Special Events 2nd Annual Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival @Google in Mt. View

    MSRI co-sponsors the Second Annual Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival for students in grades 6-12 at Google's Headquarters in Mountain View on Sunday, May 4, 2008, from 8:30am to 3pm (and at Pixar's campus in Emeryville on Saturday, May 10, 2008).

    Updated on May 13, 2013 11:01 PM PDT
  36. Special Events Free Public Event: Film Premiere of "Julia Robinson and Hilbert's Tenth Problem"

    MSRI and the UCB Department of Mathematics present the Northern California premiere of a documentary film about Julia Robinson whose major contribution to solving Hilbert's Tenth Problem in 1970 was a breakthrough for mathematics and made her a leader among American women in mathematics.

    Updated on May 13, 2013 11:01 PM PDT
  37. Special Events MSRI 25th Anniversary Special Event: Christopher Taylor in conversation with David Benson and Robert Osserman

    MSRI celebrates the Institute's 25th Anniversary with a special event presenting pianist Christopher Taylor in conversation with David Benson, author of the book "Music: A Mathematical Offering," and Robert Osserman, Special Projects Director at MSRI. The free event will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2008 at 4:00 pm in the Simons Auditorium, Chern Hall, at MSRI. 25th Anniversary Reception to follow event.

    Updated on May 13, 2013 11:01 PM PDT
  38. Special Events Celebrating 25 Years: It's MSRI Day!

    By an official Proclamation from Mayor Tom Bates of the City of Berkeley, and in honor of MSRI's 25th Anniversary celebration, Saturday, January 26, 2008 is the "Mathematical Sciences Research Institute Day"

    Updated on May 13, 2013 11:01 PM PDT
  39. Special Events M*A*T*H: Alan Alda in conversation with Bob Osserman

    Alan Alda, Emmy award-winning actor and author of bestselling memoirs, will talk with mathematician Bob Osserman (Special Projects Director at MSRI) about Alda’s lifelong interest in science on Thursday, January 17, 2008 at 7:00 P.M. at the Roda Theatre at Berkeley Rep. A presentation of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI).

    Updated on Sep 05, 2013 09:01 AM PDT
  40. Special Events Mathematical Institutes Open House at Joint Meetings in San Diego

    You are invited to join MSRI at the AMS Joint Meeting in San Diego for a reception on Sunday, January 6, 2008, from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm in Ballroom F of the San Diego Marriott Hotel & Marina.

    Updated on May 13, 2013 11:01 PM PDT
  41. Special Events CME Group-MSRI Prize Seminar and Award Ceremony on Sept. 20, 2007 at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange

    The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI), in conjunction with the esteemed CME Group (Chicago Mercantile Exchange), will award the second annual CME Group/MSRI Prize in Innovative Quantitative Applications to Dr. David M. Kreps, Sr. Assoc.Dean and Professor at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, on Thursday, September 20 at the CME Group, in Chicago. A seminar, held in conjunction with the recognition ceremony, begins at 2:30 pm.

    By invitation only.

    Updated on May 13, 2013 11:01 PM PDT
  42. Special Events Labor Day Holiday

    Updated on May 13, 2013 11:01 PM PDT
  43. Special Events Martha Wasley: Mozart Piano Sonatas

    You are warmly invited to attend an MSRI concert of sonatas by Mozart with pianist Martha Wasley on Monday, April 30, 2007 at 5:30 to 6:30pm in the Institute's Simons Auditorium. Free admission.

    Updated on May 13, 2013 11:01 PM PDT
  44. Special Events Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival @Google

    The festival, for students in grades 6-12, will consist of morning mathematical activities, a lunch at Google, a math-circle style talk, and, of course, prizes.

    Updated on May 13, 2013 11:01 PM PDT
  45. Special Events MSRI Biology Colloquium Lecture at 2pm by Sydney Brenner @MSRI

    BIOLOGY FOR MATHEMATICIANS: Simons Biology Colloquium Lecture by Nobel Prize winner Dr. Sydney Brenner on "All Those Genomes" at 2:00pm in the Simons Auditorium on THURSDAY, April 12, 2007.

    Updated on May 13, 2013 11:01 PM PDT
  46. Special Events MSRI Symposium on Climate Change: From Global Models to Local Action

    This symposium will address the problems and research necessary to translate these global, long-term predictions into local predictions on shorter scales of time, where governments and businesses can act; and will address the implications for industry and public policy now. There will be a follow-up scientific symposium on April 12-13 at MSRI.

    Updated on May 13, 2013 11:01 PM PDT
  47. Special Events MSRI Biology Colloquium Lecture at 4:10 pm by Sydney Brenner at UC Berkeley

    BIOLOGY FOR MATHEMATICIANS: Simons Biology Colloquium Lecture by Nobel Prize winner Dr. Sydney Brenner on "Forward and Inverse Problems" at 4:10pm in Etcheverry Hall’s Room 3113 at University of California, Berkeley, on TUESDAY, April 10, 2007.

    Updated on May 13, 2013 11:01 PM PDT
  48. Special Events MSRI Biology Colloquium Lecture at 4pm by Sydney Brenner @MSRI

    BIOLOGY FOR MATHEMATICIANS: Simons Biology Colloquium Lecture by Nobel Prize winner Dr. Sydney Brenner on "Drowning in a Sea of Data and Thirsting for Knowledge" at 4:00pm in MSRI's Simons Auditorium, preceded by a Reception from 3:15pm to 4pm on MONDAY, April 9, 2007.

    Updated on May 13, 2013 11:01 PM PDT
  49. Special Events MSRI Biology Colloquium Lecture at 4pm by Robert Schleif

    BIOLOGY FOR MATHEMATICIANS: Simons Biology Colloquium Lecture by Robert Schleif on "DNA Looping: Its Discovery and Utility in Gene Regulation" at 4:00 pm in the Simons Auditorium, MSRI, Chern Hall, on Friday, March 23, 2007.

    Updated on May 13, 2013 11:01 PM PDT
  50. Special Events MSRI Biology Colloquium Lecture at 4pm by Robert Schleif

    BIOLOGY FOR MATHEMATICIANS: Simons Biology Colloquium Lecture by Robert Schleif on "Information Storage and Retrieval Functions of DNA" at 4:00pm in the Simons Auditorium, preceded by a reception from 3:15pm to 4pm. Wednesday, March 21, 2007.

    Updated on May 13, 2013 11:01 PM PDT
  51. Special Events Math + Music = Piano Concert at 5:30pm @MSRI

    You are warmly invited to attend a presentation of the MSRI "Mathematics + Music" series for performances by pianists Daniel Walden, Nathan Splitter, Preben Antonsen and Bethany Wang (San Francisco Conservatory of Music students of Sharon Mann), on Thursday, March 15, 2007 at 5:30 to 6:30pm in the Institute's new Simons Auditorium. Free admission.

    Updated on May 13, 2013 11:01 PM PDT
  52. Special Events MSRI Biology Colloquium Lecture at 2:30 pm by Mimi Koehl

    Biologist Mimi Koehl speaks on “Settling down: How do microscopic water-borne larvae of bottom-dwelling marine animals land in the right place?” at 2:30 pm in the Simons Auditorium on Tuesday, February 27, 2007.

    Updated on May 13, 2013 11:01 PM PDT
  53. Special Events Memorial for Irving Kaplansky

    A Memorial program in honor of Dr. Irving Kaplansky will be held from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at MSRI's Chern Hall on Friday, February 23, 2007. Along with reminiscences about Dr. Kaplansky, his wide-ranging mathematical work will be recognized in talks by Hyman Bass, Richard Kadison, and T.-Y. Lam.

    Updated on May 13, 2013 11:01 PM PDT
  54. Special Events MSRI Biology Colloquium Lecture at 2:30 pm by Mimi Koehl

    Mimi Koehl speaks on “Sniffing by hairy noses: Odor capture by crustacean antennules in turbulent environments” at 2:30 pm in the Simons Auditorium followed by reception at 4:00 pm on Thursday, February 22, 2007.

    Updated on May 13, 2013 11:01 PM PDT
  55. Special Events MSRI Biology Colloquium Lecture at 3:00pm given by Dr. Arnold Levine

    Talk by Dr. Arnold Levine on "The Fruits of the Genome Project: What Genetic Polymorphisms can tell us about Predispositions to Disease and Fecundity" on Thursday, Feb. 15 at 3:00pm in the Simons Auditorium.

    Updated on May 13, 2013 11:01 PM PDT
  56. Special Events Cavani String Quartet and Sharon Mann, pianist

    You are warmly invited to attend a presentation of the MSRI "Mathematics + Music" series for a performance by the Cavani String Quartet and Sharon Mann, pianist, on Tuesday, February 13, 2007 at noon in the Institute's new Simons Auditorium. Free admission.

    Updated on May 13, 2013 11:01 PM PDT
  57. Special Events Tanya Tomkins, Cellist - One is One and All Alone: Solo Music by Bach

    Please join MSRI in the third presentation of the "Mathematics + Music" series of solo music by J. S. Bach on Thursday, January 18, 2007 at 5:30 pm in the Institute's Simons Auditorium. Suites for Solo Cello will be performed by Tanya Tomkins on Baroque cello. Free admission.

    Updated on May 13, 2013 11:01 PM PDT
  58. Special Events Mathematical Institutes Open House at Joint Meetings in New Orleans

    You are invited to join MSRI at the AMS Joint Meeting, in New Orleans, for a reception on Friday, January 5, 2007, from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm in the Gallery Ballroom (1st floor) at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel

    Updated on May 13, 2013 11:01 PM PDT
  59. Special Events Elizabeth Blumenstock, Violinist - One is One and All Alone: Solo Music by Bach

    You are warmly invited to attend the second presentation in the MSRI "Mathematics + Music" series of solo music by J. S. Bach on Monday, October 23, 2006 at 5:30 pm in the Institute's new Simons Auditorium. Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin will be performed by Elizabeth Blumenstock on Baroque violin. Free admission.

    Updated on May 13, 2013 11:01 PM PDT
  60. Special Events Bay Area Discrete Math Day (BADMath Day) October 21, 2006

    The Thirteenth Bay Area Discrete Math Day (BAD Math Day) will take place at MSRI in Berkeley on Saturday, October 21st, 2006, between 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM.

    Updated on May 13, 2013 11:01 PM PDT
  61. Special Events MSRI's Math + Music Series presents "The Art of Fugue"

    Please join MSRI on Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 5:30 pm for a reception launching the One is One and All Alone: Solo Music by Bach series of concerts in the Institute's Simons Auditorium. The Art of Fugue harpsichord concert will begin at 6:00 pm, followed by a conversation on "Mathematics, Bach, Art and Music Art" that takes place at 7:00 pm with mathematician Bob Osserman, harpsichordist Davitt Moroney, and printmaker Elizabeth Harington. Free admission.

    Updated on May 13, 2013 11:01 PM PDT
  62. Special Events MSRI Mathematical Biology Colloquium

    "Interpreting the Sequence Differences in the Human Genomes of Populations" a lecture by Dr. Arnold Levine (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton)

    Updated on May 13, 2013 11:01 PM PDT
  63. Special Events Who Wants to Be a Mathematician

    The AMS and MSRI present "Who Wants to Be a Mathematician" on Wednesday, APRIL 5, from 9am to 1pm in MSRI's Simons Auditorium at Chern Hall. This popular AMS game (see www.ams.org) brings together top Bay Area students in a fun competition for prizes. All are welcome to attend this free event.

    Updated on May 13, 2013 11:01 PM PDT
  64. Special Events Lecture by Sir Roger Penrose

    Dr. Penrose will speak 3:00 - 4:00 PM in the Simons Auditorium, followed by a special tea.

    Updated on May 13, 2013 11:01 PM PDT
  65. Special Events Public Address by Sir Roger Penrose

    Sir Roger Penrose will give a public address on "Fashion, Faith and Fantasy in Modern Physical Theory" in honor of MSRI's Chern Hall building celebration events. From 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm on Sunday, March 5, 2006 at Wheeler Auditorium in Wheeler Hall on the UC Berkeley campus. FREE lecture tickets will be distributed on a first come, first served basis in the Lobby at the entrance of Wheeler Auditorium from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm for admission to the event.

    Updated on May 13, 2013 11:01 PM PDT
  66. Special Events Dedication of MSRI's Chern Hall Building

    Please join MSRI friends and supporters in celebrating the dedication of the newly enlarged and renovated Chern Hall building on Friday, March 3, 2006 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. This event is open to the public.

    Updated on May 13, 2013 11:01 PM PDT
  67. Special Events The Simons Auditorium Inaugural Lecture

    Please join MSRI in celebrating the Simons Auditorium Inaugural Lecture by Sir Roger Penrose, entitled "Before the Big Bang: a Radical Solution to the Mystery of the Second Law of Thermodynamics," on THURSDAY, March 2, 2006, 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm.

    Updated on May 13, 2013 11:01 PM PDT
  68. Special Events From Einstein to Koyaanisqatsi: Philip Glass in conversation with Robert Osserman

    MSRI is pleased to present a conversation between composer Philip Glass and mathematician Bob Osserman on Saturday, February 18, 2006, from 2:00-3:00 pm at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco. This is the second in a 2005-06 Series of public events devoted to the theme of Music and Mathematics.

    Updated on May 13, 2013 11:01 PM PDT
  69. Special Events Christopher Taylor in Conversation with Bob Osserman

    MSRI is pleased to present a conversation between pianist Christopher Taylor and mathematician Bob Osserman on Saturday, November 2005 at 2:00 on the UCB campus in Room 125 of Morrison Hall. Free admission. This is the first in a 2005-6 Series of public events devoted to the theme of Music and Mathematics.

    Updated on May 13, 2013 11:01 PM PDT
  70. Special Events Booksigning Reception for Michele Emmer - Monday, June 6, 5:30-7:30pm

    You are warmly invited to MSRI's booksigning party to celebrate the release of "The Visual Mind II" - edited by Michele Emmer and published by Leonardo/ISAST and the MIT Press - on MONDAY, JUNE 6 from 5:30 to 6:30pm at MSRI, 6th Flr.

    Updated on May 13, 2013 11:01 PM PDT
  71. Special Events John Conway on "The Free Will Theorem"

    MSRI Presents John Conway speaking on "The Free Will Theorem" at the Berkeley Rep's Roda Theatre -- FREE Admission

    Updated on May 13, 2013 11:01 PM PDT
  72. Special Events MSRI is Moving in July (temporarily) during Construction of the New Building

    During construction of the new building addition, MSRI will temporarily move in July 2004 to interim headquarters located at 2850 Telegraph Avenue, in Berkeley (about half a mile South of the campus). The mailing address -- 17 Gauss Way, Berkeley, CA 94720-5070 -- and phone number, (510) 642-0143, remain the same. After completion of construction, MSRI will return to the newly renovated and expanded building for the fall of 2005.

    Updated on May 13, 2013 11:01 PM PDT
  73. Special Events Groundbreaking

    Groundbreaking ceremony for the expansion and renovation of the new MSRI building.

    Updated on May 13, 2013 11:01 PM PDT
  74. Special Events "The Shape of Space": Multimedia Talk by Jeff Weeks

    What is the shape of the Universe? What does that question mean? Please join MSRI on MONDAY, APRIL 19 from 7:30-9:00pm at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre for a talk by mathematician Jeff Weeks which will use satellite data and 3D graphics to suggest possible shapes of the universe.

    Updated on May 13, 2013 11:01 PM PDT
  75. Special Events Pi Day at the Exploratorium, 3/14

    The number is Pi, 3.1415926535…ad infinitum. -- Come to the "Pi Day" celebrations with a special screening of "Porridge Pulleys and Pi" featuring mathematician Vaughn Jones, and joined in conversation with MSRI's Bob Osserman, and filmmaker George Paul Csiscery at 1pm in the Exploratorium's McBean Theater. Pi day culminates, appropriately enough, on Sunday, March 14 at 1:59pm at the Exploratorium and pies will be generously donated by Marie Callender's!

    Updated on May 13, 2013 11:01 PM PDT
  76. Special Events Honoring Prof. Kaplansky and the Putnam Team Winners

    Please join MSRI in honoring Professor Irving Kaplansky for his winning performance on the first Putnam Team and in recognition of the brilliant problem-solvers, affiliated with MSRI and UCB, on Putnam teams that followed Prof. Kaplansky. Please come for a dessert reception on MONDAY, NOV. 10th with festivities to begin at 1:00 pm.

    Updated on May 13, 2013 11:01 PM PDT
  77. Special Events BIRS 2005 Call for Proposals - Note Upcoming Application Deadline

    BIRS is now accepting proposals for programmes for its 2005 season. Guidelines and online application forms for the 2005 season are available on the BIRS website (http://pims.math.ca/birs/). The application DEADLINE is October 10, 2003.

    Updated on May 13, 2013 11:01 PM PDT
  78. Special Events Call for Entries: MSRI Art Competition

    The goal of this competition is to provide a work of art, graphics, relief, or sculpture that serves to enhance the forecourt of MSRI's new, expanded building (construction to begin summer of 2004).



    For more information, please see the following PDF:



    MSRIArtCompetition.pdf

    Updated on May 13, 2013 11:01 PM PDT
  79. Special Events Partition: Hardy and Ramanujan in Berkeley

    A panel discussion - cosponsored with the Aurora Theatre - with mathematical historian Jeremy Gray, director Barbara Oliver, and David Hoffman, MSRI Associate Director



    4:00 pm at UCB's Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center. FREE.

    Updated on May 13, 2013 11:01 PM PDT
  80. Special Events Calculus: a play by Carl Djerassi, 4/4-27 in SF

    DJANUS at San Francisco Performing Arts Library & Museum

    presents

    CALCULUS

    “Newton’s Whores”

    Written by Carl Djerassi - Directed by Andrea Gordon

    Updated on May 13, 2013 11:01 PM PDT
  81. Special Events MSRI Piano Concert

    Recital by Teresa Escober at noon on FRIDAY, March 7th

    Updated on May 13, 2013 11:01 PM PDT
  82. Special Events 20th Anniversary Celebration and Reception

    Reception preceding talk by Sir Michael Atiyah on "Geometry and Physics - from Plato to Hawking." Reception in the interior Courtyard of the Valley Life Sciences Building, UC Berkelely, 3:00 to 4:00pm. Lecture in the Chanshun Auditorium, second floor, Rm. 2050., 4:00pm to 5:30pm.

    Updated on May 13, 2013 11:01 PM PDT
  83. Special Events 20th Anniversary MSRI/UCB Joint Math Colloquium

    Sir Michael Atiyah speaking on "Projective planes, spheres and Severi varieties." 10 Evans Hall, UC Berkeley, 5:00 to 6:00pm. Free.

    Updated on May 13, 2013 11:01 PM PDT
  84. Special Events A Beautiful Mind

    SYLVIA NASAR (author of A Beautiful Mind, the book) and DAVE BAYER (mathematical consultant for A Beautiful Mind, the movie) in conversation with ROBERT OSSERMAN at the Commonwealth Club of California (San Francisco)

    Updated on May 13, 2013 11:01 PM PDT
  85. Special Events Mathematical Sciences Institutes Reception

    You're invited....to the Mathematical Sciences Institutes Reception on Sunday Jan. 6, 2002, 5.30 - 7.00pm at the San Diego meeting of the AMS. The reception is organized for the fourth consecutive year by MSRI to spread information about the activities and opportunities at the research institutes. This year the CRM, DIMACS, Fields Institute, IMA, IPAM, MSRI and PIMS will participate.

    Updated on May 13, 2013 11:01 PM PDT
  86. Special Events Math Takes Center Stage

    David Auburn, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of proof, in conversation with Robert Osserman at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco.

    The conversation will take place from 5:30 - 6:30 pm. The play starts at 8 pm.

    Admission to the conversation is free.

    Updated on May 17, 2013 10:48 AM PDT
  87. Special Events The Drawings of Guillaine Querrien

    6pm Reception and Opening of her West Coast show.

    Updated on May 13, 2013 11:01 PM PDT
  88. Special Events Concert by Jeanne Stark-Iochmans

    Award-winning Belgian Pianist Jeanne Stark-Iochmans plays Etudes of Debussy.

    Today's MSRI program is a preview of a concert to be given Saturday, April 21 in the Scottish Rite Auditorium in Oakland. Future plans include a Carnegie Hall concert on October 28 of this year.

    Updated on May 13, 2013 11:01 PM PDT
  89. Special Events Pi in de Pieterskerk

    by Dr. Hendrik W. Lenstra, Jr. (Hewlett-Packard Visiting Research Professor at MSRI)

    Updated on May 13, 2013 11:01 PM PDT
  90. Special Events MSRI Concert

    A Public Concert featuring the music of Beethoven, Brahms and Schumann

    Updated on May 13, 2013 11:01 PM PDT
  91. Special Events Mathematics and Music

    The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute and The University of California Department of Music present NOAM ELKIES in a lecture-demonstration on Musical Canons.

    Wednesday, December 6, 4:30 p.m.

    This will take place in the Elkus Room of the Music Department: 125 Morrison Hall

    Updated on May 17, 2013 10:46 AM PDT
  92. Special Events Why voting procedures can create a mess: A mathematician looks at elections

    MSRI would like to invite you to a free public lecture on Wednesday, November 29th at 7:30 pm at Sibley Auditorium of the Bechtel Engineering Center on the UC Berkeley Campus.

    ABSTRACT:Was this year's Presidential election mess really due to bad chad, poorly designed ballots, -- or subtle flaws of our election procedure?

    This is not a new concern; in 1770 the French Mathematician J.C. Borda warned that the plurality vote -- the procedure currently used in the US -- can cause distorted election outcomes. He suggested an alternative to more accurately reflect the voters' wishes. But does it? And if not, can one design an optimal voting procedure?

    These turn out to be questions that require a mathematical analysis,and that analysis reveals some unexpected and paradoxical results.This talk, geared to a general audience, will describe some of the insights that one can attain, and the lessons we can apply to preventfuture elections from falling into the electoral morass of Y2K.

    Updated on May 17, 2013 10:47 AM PDT
  93. Special Events Code Breaking in WWII

    On October 19, 2000 at 8:00 PM, Anthony Sale will speak on "Code Breaking in World War II, the Enigma, the Colossus, and Bletchley Park" at Sibley Auditorium, at the Bechtel Engineering Center on the UC Berkeley Campus.

    Tony Sale will also be giving another talk at MSRI on Friday October 20th.

    This talk is scheduled for 4:00 PM in the MSRI Lecture Hall.

    Updated on May 17, 2013 10:47 AM PDT
  94. Special Events Demonstration Go Game:Environmental Go

    On Sunday, July 23, 2000 beginning at 10:00 AM, the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley will host a demonstration Go game between two of the foremost celebrities in the world of Go: Naiwei Rui and Jujo Jiang.

    Go is an ancient, beautiful, and intellectually stimulating board game that is played around the world. Its popularity in

    Japan, China, and Korea is comparable to the popularity of chess in Russia, or golf in the United States.

    Updated on May 13, 2013 11:01 PM PDT