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OUTLOOK @MSRI, February/March 2015

OUTLOOK FROM MSRI: February/March 2015

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.  For information on Math Circles, see www.mathc ircles.org and http://www.msri.org/web/msri/education/for-k-12-educ ators/math-cir cles. 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.  February/March 2015 Workshops

2.  National Math Festival in D.C.

3.  MSRI-UP Summer 2015

4.  Math Outreach and Public Events

5.  Upcoming Workshops in 2015–16

6.  Programs in 2015–16

7.  Harmonic Series Concerts

8.  Call for Proposals

9.  How to donate to MSRI

10.  Emissary newsletter

11.  Math & Public Announcement subscriptions



Introductory Workshop: Geometric and Arithmetic Aspects of Homogeneous Dynamics
February 2–6, 2015



Check out the National Math Festival: Saturday, April 18 in Washington, DC with plenty of other events around the country as well.  See http://www.mathfest.org for the free public celebration co-organized with the IAS, in cooperation with the Smithsonian Institution.

And see MSRI’s own site, http://www.msri.org/web/msri/public/public-events-and-initiatives/national-math-festival, for invitation events in the nation’s capital on math education, teacher preparation, and public-private partnerships for basic science research!



MSRI-UP 2015: Geometric Combinatorics Motivated by Social Sciences

The summer undergraduate program runs June 13–July 26, 2015.  Application deadline is February 15, 2015



George Csicsery’s latest documentary “Counting from Infinity: Yitang Zhang and the Twin Prime Conjecture”  was recently featured in a New Yorker article about Yitang Zhang and the gaps in the primes.  The movie was produced by MSRI with funding from the Simons Foundation.  To order a DVD of the movie, click here: http://www.msri.org/system/cms/files/85/files/original/DVD_Order_Form.pdf.

George Csicsery filmed several conversations between Zhang and other mathematicians at MSRI, and only a fraction of those were used for the one hour documentary.  These interviews can be seen now on the MSRI website at http://www.msri.org/web/msri/online-videos/conversations


MSRI-BCC Lecture Series: MSRI continues its lecture series at Berkeley City College, “Not on the Test: The Pleasures and Uses of Mathematics” with two events:

Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 7 pm: “Making Music Socially: A Story of People and Technology in the 21st Century”: Madeline Huberth and Ge Wang from Stanford will chronicle developments in making music socially through case studies ranging from Peruvian flute players to laptop orchestra and music-making on mobile devices.  More information and RSVP: https://www.msri.org/general_events/20844

Members of the Archimedes are invited to a private wine & cheese reception with Madeline Hubert and Ge Wang following the lecture. If you are not member yet and would like to learn more about the Archimedes Society, please visit http://www.msri.org/web/msri/support-msri/ or email Heike Friedman, hfriedman@msri.org.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 7 pm: “Universal Access to All Knowledge”: Brewster Kahle, founder of the Internet Archive, will speak about the opportunity and challenge to make all the published works of humankind accessible to everyone.  More Information and RSVP: https://www.msri.org/general_events/20845

MSRI’s 2014-15 Lecture Series, “Not on the Test,” is made possible through the generosity of the Simons Foundation. For more information, visit: http://www.msri.org/general_events/20903


Seen Numberphile yet? There are 1,147,401 subscribers (and counting) on this MSRI-sponsored YouTube channel. See http://www.youtube.com/numberphile

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


6.  PROGRAMS, 2015–16

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:

Feb. 18 - Touchstone: Shira Kammen, medieval fiddles & harp, vocals; Peter Maund, percussion: http://tinyurl.com/shira-kammen

Mar. 25 - martha & monica: Hadley McCarroll, piano; Monica Scott, cello: http://tinyurl.com/martha-monica

May 6 - Trois Bois: David Granger, bassoon; Laura Reynolds, oboe; Patricia Shands, clarinet: http://tinyurl.com/trois-bois

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



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.



MSRI’s annual giving program supports all aspects of the Institute’s mission: Knowledge & Research, K–12 Education, and Public Programs & Initiatives. With your gift, you will become a member of the Archimedes Society. Members of the Archimedes Society receive  a set of greeting cards featuring the mathematician of your donation level, a copy of the biannual Emissary newsletter & recognition in the spring issue, reserved seating at a number of MSRI events, and an invitation to a reception during the annual Joint Mathematics Meeting.

The Museion Society, named after Musaeum, the Hall of the Muses in ancient Alexandria, recognizes our friends who support MSRI with gifts of $5,040 or more. Museion members enjoy all the benefits of the Archimedes Society, and they are invited to three exclusive dinners with lectures in the Bay Area and in New York. Giving levels of the Museion Society include Hypatia ($10,000+) and Euclid ($25,000+).

Planned Gift in the form of a bequest may enable you to make a substantial gift to the Institute, ensuring that MSRI remains strong in the future. Planned gifts may help reduce capital gains and estate taxes. Friends who include MSRI in their will or have made other stipulations for a gift from their estate become members of the Gauss Society and receive invitations to our Museion dinners and to a reception during the annual Joint Mathematics Meeting.

For more information or to make gift, please visit http://www.msri.org/web/msri/support-msri/make_a_donation or contact, Heike Friedman, Director of Development, phone: 510.643.6056, email: hfriedman_at_msri.org



Read MSRI’s EMISSARY newsletter, 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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