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OUTLOOK @MSRI, September-October 2012

Dear Friends of MSRI,

This is the September/October 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 

Press Officer

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September–October, 2012, OUTLOOK Contents:

1. September–October 2012 Workshops

2. Alan Turing Celebration

3. Emissary newsletter

4. Workshops in 201214

5. 2013 Summer Graduate Schools

6. Programs in 201215

7. Member Applications for 201314

8. Diversity

9. Donor Recognition programs

10. Corporate Partners program

11. VMath: Streaming Video

12. Bay Area Math Circles

13. Upcoming Bay Area Math Outreach Events

14. National Association of Math Circles

15. Math & Public Announcement subscriptions

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1.  SEPTEMBER–OCTOBER 2012 WORKSHOPS

Joint Introductory Workshop: Cluster Algebras and Commutative Algebra

August 27–September 7, 2012
http://www.msri.org/web/msri/scientific/workshops/all-workshops/show/-/event/Wm557

Cluster Algebras in Combinatorics, Algebra and Geometry

October 29–November 2, 2012

https://www.msri.org/web/msri/scientific/workshops/show/-/event/Wm570

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2.  ALAN TURING CELEBRATION

Join us for a celebration of the life and work of mathematician, computer scientist and cryptographer Alan Turing (1912–54) on Tuesday, September 4, 68:30 pm in the Berkeley City College auditorium at 2050 Center Street. A presentation by Andrew Hodges, the author of the acclaimed biography “Alan Turing: The Enigma” (newly issued this year in a Centenary edition) will be followed by a panel discussion with Martin Davis (Courant Institute), Andrew Hodges (University of Oxford), Don Knuth (Stanford University), Peter Norvig (Google), Dana Scott (Carnegie Mellon University), and Luca Trevisan (Stanford University).  Richard Karp, Founding Director of the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing, will moderate. For more information, please visit http://www.msri.org/turing/

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3.  EMISSARY NEWSLETTER

Read MSRI’s newsletter, the EMISSARY, which can be downloaded. To get your e-copy, go to www.msri.org/Emissary

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4.  WORKSHOPS IN 201214

For a complete list of MSRI workshops and more information, please see:

https://www.msri.org/web/msri/scientific/workshops/all-workshops

All programmatic workshops for the academic years 201213 and 2013-14 have been posted.

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5.  2013 SUMMER GRADUATE SCHOOLS

Information regarding the 2013 Summer Graduate Schools can be found at:

https://www.msri.org/web/msri/scientific/workshops/summer-graduate-workshops

The nomination period will begin on December 1, 2012.

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6.  PROGRAMS, 201215

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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7.  MEMBER APPLICATIONS FOR 201314

The application period for the 20132014 scientific programs began on August 1, 2012.   The 20132014 programs will be: Mathematical General Relativity (Fall 2013); Optimal Transport: Geometry and Dynamics (Fall 2013); Model Theory, Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory (Spring 2014); and Algebraic Topology (Spring 2014).  The deadline to apply for Research Professorships is October 1, 2012. The deadline to apply for Postdoctoral Fellowships and Research Memberships is December 1, 2012.  For information on the application procedure, please visit: https://www.msri.org/web/msri/scientific/member-application

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8.  DIVERSITY

The NSF funded mathematics institutes have started a collaborative diversity program. This program will sponsor several mathematics and diversity oriented workshops per year. The full list may be found at: http://www.mathinstitutes.org/diversity.php. The next activity in this series is the Modern Math Workshop (MMW). The MMW will take place October 10–11, 2012, in Seattle, WA.  Visit http://nimbios.org/education/modern_math_ws.html for more details.

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9.  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 agonzalez@msri.org 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.

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10.  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 agonzalez@msri.org or calling 510-643-6056.

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11.  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 

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12.  BAY AREA MATH CIRCLES

The Math Circle season is soon to begin again for students, and teachers throughout the Bay Area. For a complete list of MSRI-supported Bay Area Math Circles and information about participating in these programs visit our website at http://www.msri.org/web/msri/static-pages/-/node/5   

Don’t forget to check out the three Math Circles for Teachers: AIM Math Teachers’ Circle, http://mathteacherscircle.org/circle ; Oakland/East Bay Math Circle, http://oebmc.mathcircles.org; San Francisco Math Circle, http://www.sfmathcircle.org, http://www.sfmathcircle.org/teacherscircle.html

Interested in news about the Bay Area Circle for Teachers (BACT)? Subscribe to our bi-monthly newsletter by sending a message with the word “subscribe” in the text or heading to: Bact-teachers-request@mailman.mathcircles.org

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13.  UPCOMING BAY AREA MATH OUTREACH EVENTS

MoMath’s (Museum of Mathematics) traveling exhibit is coming this fall to the Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley, CA
September 21, 2012–January 6, 2013
Be on the lookout for a Math Circles Day at the Midway! Learn more at
http://mathmidway.org/
 
Bay Area Science Festival
October 27 (Saturday)–November 3, 2012 (Saturday)
Be on the lookout for more information,
http://www.bayareascience.org/

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14.  THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MATH CIRCLES 

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.

We’re currently accepting applications for departments to host the 2013 Circle on the Road workshop, contact us for more information, associatedirector@msri.org   

Math Circle Mini Grant Applications (up to $2,000) are currently being accepted to support new and existing Math Circles. Visit the site to learn more: https://www.mathcircles.org/content/math-circle-grants

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15.  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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