Highlights of the Joint Mathematics Meetings Phoenix, Arizona, January 7 - 10, 2004
The 2004 Joint Mathematics Meetings of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) and Mathematical Association of America (MAA) were held in Phoenix Arizona, January 7-10. There were nearly 5,000 participants--mathematicians, exhibitors, employers, and students--who attended invited addresses, special sessions, mini-courses, the prize ceremony, exhibits, contributed paper sessions, and poster sessions. There were many opportunities for meeting colleagues old and new, at receptions, meetings and informal gatherings.
Below are some of the many highlights:
- The Mathematical Sciences Employment Center
- 2004 Prizes and Awards
- A New Kind of Science and the Future of Mathematics - AMS-MAA Invited Address by Stephen Wolfram
- Confessions of a Sequence Addict - MAA Invited Address by Neil J.A. Sloane
- Mathematics and the Arts
- Current Events in Mathematics - AMS Special Session organized by David Eisenbud
- The Exhibits
- The Mathematical Art Exhibit
- Report on the Undergraduate Student Poster Session, by Mario Martelli
- AMS Banquet and Membership
- CINEMATH: Mathematics and the Silver Screen
- Examples of Team Projects That Work - MAA Session on Teaching Operations Research in the Undergraduate Classroom
- Who Wants To Be A Mathematician - game for high school students organized by the AMS Public Awareness Office
- The Status of the Classification of the Finite Simple Groups - AMS Invited Address by Michael Aschbacher
- The Representations of Integers by Quadratic Forms - MAA Invited Address by Manjul Bhargava
- AMS Committee on Education Panel
- AMS Council Debates Issues
Each year the Employment Center is part of the JMM, but because of updates, we feel that descriptions of past Employment Centers may be more misleading than they are informative. See a description of the Employment Center at the 2013 JMM in San Diego for information on a modern Employment Center.
Although the AMS and MAA co-sponsored the joint meetings, several other organizations also held meetings, sponsored prizes, and hosted sessions: the Association for Symbolic Logic, the Association for Women in Mathematics, the London Mathematical Society, the National Association of Mathematicians, the National Science Foundation, Pi Mu Epsilon, the Rocky Mountain Mathematics Consortium, the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, and the Young Mathematicians Network.
We look forward to seeing you at next year's Joint Mathematics Meetings in Atlanta, Georgia, January 5 - 8, 2005.
See also: Highlights of the 2003 Joint Mathematics Meetings in Baltimore, Maryland.