In addition to the unparalled scientific program, many social events
are being planned for the enjoyment of participants in this unique
Opening Ceremonies and Reception
At the conclusion of the AMS-MAA Presidents' Lecture by Ronald L. Graham, all participants are invited to the Mathematical Challenges Opening Ceremonies on Sunday at 5:00 p.m. in UCLA's spectacular Royce Hall. As we hear from organizers and distinguished guests, we will begin to explore and celebrate the glorious future of mathematics. A reception will be held immediately following remarks by the speakers.
The Math Challenges Pub, a private cash bar, will be open for meeting participants only on Monday through Friday evenings on the terrace outside the Grand Horizons Ballroom in Covel Commons.
The Commons is adjacent to the hotel-style residence halls where meeting participants will stay and serves as the dining facility. The terrace overlooks the beautiful UCLA campus.
Join your colleagues for a glass of wine, beer, or soft drinks at the end of the day to discuss mathematical issues (blackboards will be provided) or simply to watch the sunset.
On Saturday, August 5, 2000
All participants are invited to a
at the new NSF-funded
Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics
(IPAM). See www.ipam.ucla.edu/ for more information on this new institute, whose main purpose is to encourage the cross-fertilization between mathematics and other scientific disciplines and to broaden the range of mathematical
techniques used in science. Time to be announced.
UCLA Department of Mathematics invites all participants to a reception on Monday, August 7, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Refreshments will be
Association for Women in Mathematics:
Carolyn R. Mahoney, California State University, San Marcos, will speak and lead a discussion on Demographic trends and challenges for mathematics, on Monday evening, August 7, from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. The talk and discussion following will be of interest to a general audience. A reception will follow.
Based on availability, tickets for the Barbecue and Millennium Banquet will be sold at the meeting.
Getty Museum Tour-Sunday August 6, 2000
The Getty offers a vast collection of European paintings, decorative arts, Old Master drawings, medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, and American and European photographs. The beautifully landscaped grounds feature tranquil gardens and panoramic views of the city, mountains, and sea. Buses will leave the UCLA campus at approximately 10:00 a.m. and return at 3:00 p.m. For those on the UCLA meal plan, box lunches will be provided. There are restaurants at the museum. Cost for this trip is $5/person; there is no charge for a child sitting on an adult's lap. Space is limited, so reserve early during advance registration! See www.getty.edu for more information on special exhibitions, programs, and children's activities.
Southern California Barbecue-Tuesday, August 8, 2000
Bring your appetite for a country shindig! Feast on mesquite-grilled chicken, pork spareribs with hickory barbecue sauce, tossed green salad, red potato salad, corn on the cob, and country biscuits. Top it all off with some mouthwatering strawberry shortcake! So kick off your shoes, relax with your colleagues outdoors in Sunset Village, and enjoy this bountiful buffet. Cash bar available. Cost is $27 per person; children 5 to 11 are $12; no charge for children 4 and under.
A Night at the Hollywood Bowl-Thursday, August 10, 2000
Here is your chance to experience this historic outdoor amphitheater, the Los Angeles Philharmonic's summer home. This evening's theme will be "Thunder and Lightning", featuring the music of Beethoven and Tchaikovsky. Buses will take us from the UCLA campus at about 7:30 p.m., returning at approximately 10:30 p.m. Cost is $45 per person, including round-trip bus transportation. Reserve early during advance registration! Tickets are limited for this fabulous evening of music under the stars.
Millennium Banquet-Saturday, August 12, 2000
At the conclusion of the week's plenary talks, come join your colleagues to summarize what the mathematical challenges of the 21st century will be. Enjoy a beverage at the cash bar, then dine on grilled
fillet of salmon glazed with a caramelized orange sauce, accompanied by herbed orzo and a salad of fresh tomatoes, grilled vegetables, and goat cheese, dressed with a champagne vinaigrette; dessert is blackberry sorbet garnished with fresh berries. Complimentary wine will be served with dinner. This evening's event will feature a special presentation by
Persi Diaconis, probabilist, magician, and expert on the mathematics of card shuffling, in addition to being a very stimulating lecturer. Don't miss this marvelous event celebrating the achievements of mathematics! Cost is $35 per person.
Remember, this truly is the meeting you don't want to miss!