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Modern Math Workshop 2017 October 18, 2017 - October 19, 2017
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Location: SACNAS in Salt Lake City, Utah
Organizers Hélène Barcelo (MSRI - Mathematical Sciences Research Institute), Leslie McClure (SAMSI - Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute), Christian Ratsch (University of California, Los Angeles; Institute of Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM)), Ulrica Wilson (Morehouse College; Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM))

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As part of the Mathematical Sciences Collaborative Diversity Initiatives, nine mathematics institutes are pleased to offer their annual SACNAS pre-conference event, the 2017 Modern Math Workshop (MMW). The Modern Math Workshop is intended to encourage minority undergraduates to pursue careers in the mathematical sciences and to assist undergraduates, graduate students and recent PhDs in building their research networks. The Modern Math Workshop is part of the SACNAS National Conference; the workshop and the conference take place in the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. The MMW starts at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, October 18 with registration beginning at noon. The Modern Math Workshop consists of the following sessions:


  • Research Session: The intended audience is graduate students and recent PhDs. Each participating institute will provide a speaker who will present an upcoming research program at the respective institute. All presentations will be expository in nature, intended for mathematical scientists and students not necessarily working in these areas but interested in learning about new developments and the possibility of spending some time at one of the Math Institutes. Due to the diverse portfolio of the institutes, it exposes participants to a broad range of topics in modern mathematics. This session continues the morning of Thursday, October 19.

  • Undergraduate Mini-courses: Two half-day mini-courses will be offered in the afternoon of the first day, running concurrently. These mini-courses are intended for undergraduate students. More information is available on the tab labeled “Sessions.”

In addition, there will be a keynote lecture by Jesus De Loera, professor of mathematics at UC Davis, whose research encompasses a large number of pure and applied projects, including his work in Convexity and Combinatorial Commutative Algebra, as well as his work in Combinatorial Optimization and Algorithms. There will also be a reception on Wednesday evening that will include an information booth by each institute which will give participants ample time to find out about activities and opportunities at all the institutes. Workshop participants (graduate students and above) will be invited to present posters of their research during the reception.


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