Joint Meeting of the AMS and Polish Mathematical Society
The first joint meeting of the AMS and the Polish Mathematical Society (PTM) was held at the University of Warsaw, July 31-August 3, 2007. Over 550 mathematicians attended (approximately 45%from Poland, 25% from the U.S. and the rest from 30 other countries). The scientific program, organized by representatives of both societies, included plenary speakers from each society. The invited speakers were Henryk Iwaniec (Rutgers University), Tomasz J. Luczak (Adam Mickiewicz University), Tomasz Mrowka (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Ludomir Newelski (University of Wroclaw), Madhu Sudan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), and Anna Zdunik (Warsaw University). There were 23 special sessions on the program. The Polish Mathematical Society and local organizers hosted social events in addition to providing the venue for the meeting. The website maintained by the local organizers includes the entire program and abstracts of talks.
Meeting participants at the University of Warsaw.
Plenary speaker Henryk Iwaniec, Rutgers University, with Stefan Jackowski, President of PTM (photograph by Ina Mette).
Since the AMS's first joint international meeting with the London Mathematical Society in 1992, the AMS has co-sponsored 20 meetings with sister societies in their host countries, and upcoming in 2007 is the joint meeting in Wellington, New Zealand. International meetings are a valuable addition to the Society’s programs that foster contacts and collaborations. See the list of all joint international meetings planned to date.