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Virtual Press Room - JMM 2017

Welcome * For Press Onsite * Photography * Events Open to the Public * Press Releases * Prizes and Awards * Featured Talks and Sessions * Additional Contacts * About JMM * Contact the AMS Public Awareness Office

Welcome

The 2017 Joint Mathematics Meetings (JMM), the national meetings of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) and the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), are being held at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta and the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, Georgia January 4-7. The meeting is expected to draw over 6,000 mathematicians in many fields and at all levels of the mathematics profession. The program includes the full schedule, highlights, an alphabetical list of speakers, and links to abstracts.

Journalists and bloggers in the media have an opportunity to hear, meet and interview prize and award recipients, speakers, leaders, exhibitors, mathematical artists, and students about mathematics applications, discoveries, education, publications, products, and trends.

The JMM includes nearly 3,000 presentations--invited lectures, sessions and panels--on theoretical research, on applications that help analyze and solve real-world problems, and on topics such as Biology, Medicine, and Epidemiology, Math Education, Diversity in Math, The Arts, Sports and Recreation, Political Science and Public Policy, Math Careers Outside of Academia, Society and Culture, Also of Interest, Of Local Interest.

For Press Onsite

Credentialed press enjoy complimentary registration and may register onsite at the registration center located on the Exhibit Level (Lower Level 2) of the Hyatt in the lobby in front of the Grand Hall. The Press Room (404-586-6358) is located in L503 in the Marriott Marquis (Lobby Level) and  is open 7:30-5:00 Wed.-Fri and 7:30-noon on Saturday. The Press Room offers light refreshments and WiFi, and provides a place to meet, write, and conduct interviews. The mobile app includes the full program, customized scheduling, maps and more.

All JMM registrants who provided an email address will receive the Daily News, which includes program changes and cancellations, news of special events and awards, exhibitor promotions and more.

Photography

Press are welcome to take photos and videos of individuals and events, but may not record video or audio of talks.

The professional photographer for the meetings is Kate Awtrey of Atlanta Convention Photography. To inquire about photos, please contact the AMS Public Awareness Office.

Events Open to the Public

  • Quantum computing and the entanglement frontier, AMS Josiah Willard Gibbs Lecture, John Preskill, Wednesday, January 4, 8:30-9:20 p.m., Atrium Ballroom, Atrium Level, Marriott Marquis
  • Mathemati-Con:  Saturday, January 7. Mathemati-Con begins at 10:00 a.m. with a lecture by James Tanton, "Weird Ways to Multiply (and isn’t the Spelling of 'Weird' Weird?"), and concludes at 3:00 p.m. with the Porter Lecture by Ingrid Daubechies "Mathematics for Art Investigation" about using math to help art conservationists , In between are mathemagician Arthur Benjamin, mathematical mimes Tim and Tanya Chartier, Sarah Greenwald’s talk on "Mathematical Morsels from The Simpsons and Futurama," the Math Circles session, Who Wants to Be a Mathematician, and the Math Wrangle.  The Exhibit Hall (Hyatt Exhibit Level) including the Mathematical Art Exhibition will also be open to the public on Saturday from 9:00 - noon.
    Contact: AMS Public Awareness Office

Press Releases

Prizes and Awards

The Joint Prize Session will take place Thursday, January 4 at 4:25 p.m. in the Atrium Ballroom of the Marriott. The list of all recipients is posted on the meeting home page. The 2017 Prize Booklet (PDF) includes full citations and responses of the recipients. For additional information about recipients, please contact the AMS Public Awareness Office.

Featured Talks and Sessions

Biology, Medicine, and Epidemiology. Biology is increasingly a data-driven subject. Researchers use mathematics to study DNA, viruses, disease, and cancer growth, …

Math Education. The state of mathematics education continues to generate discussion and proposals. Speakers will present research on: teaching tools, the Common Core, innovative ways to engage students, and training teachers at all levels, …

Diversity in Math. Many are aiming to increase diversity in the field of mathematics. See a panel on the new film Hidden Figures, about black female mathematicians in NASA's early days …

  • The Mathematics and Mathematicians Behind Hidden Figures, panel featuring Hidden Figures author Margot Lee Shetterly and Christine Darden. Wednesday, January 4, 6:30-8:00 p.m., A704, Atrium Level, Marriott Marquis
  • How to Successfully Enhance Cultural Diversity in the Mathematics Classroom and Beyond, panel discussion. Wednesday, January 4, 3:15-4:30 p.m., Regency Ballroom VI, Ballroom Level, Hyatt Regency
  • Diversity and Inclusion in the Mathematical Sciences, panel discussion. Wednesday, January 4, 4:30-6:00 p.m., A601, Atrium Level, Marriott Marquis
  • Women and Scholarly Publishing, panel discussion. Friday, January 6, 1:00-2:20 p.m., International 5, International Level, Marriott Marquis
  • Transforming Post-Secondary Education (TPSE) Mathematics: Implications for the Preparation of African American Undergraduates and Institutions, panel discussion. Saturday, January 7, 9:00-9:50 a.m., A708, Atrium Level, Marriott Marquis
  • Women in Mathematics, Saturday, January 7, 1:00-4:55 p.m.

The Arts. The connection between math and the arts is surprising to some but very strong for many. See beautiful works in the Mathematical Art Exhibition, and enjoy "Mathematically Bent Theater" as well as talks on art using many different media, ...

  • Mathematical Art Exhibition, Wednesday, January 4, 12:15-5:30 p.m., Thursday, January 5 and Friday, January 6, 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m., and Saturday, January 7, 9:00-noon, Grand Hall, Hyatt Regency Atlanta
  • Mathematics and the Arts
    Wednesday, January 4, Session I: 8:00-10:55 a.m., Session II: 2:15-6:10 p.m., A706, Atrium Level, Marriott Marquis
    Thursday, January 5, Session III: 8:00-11:55 a.m., Session IV: 1:00-2:55 p.m., International 7, International Level, Marriott Marquis
    Contact: Douglas Norton, Villanova University
  • Mathematically Bent Theater, answering questions such as "How many mathematicians does it take to change a light bulb?" Friday, January 6, 6:00–7:00 p.m., Regency VII, Hyatt Regency
    Contact: Colin Adams, Williams College
  • Mathematics and Music, M301, Marquis Level, Marriott Marquis
    Session I: Friday, January 6, 8:00- 10:50 a.m., Session II: Saturday, January 7, 8:00-11:50 a.m.
    Contact: Mariana Montiel, Georgia State University
  • Mathematics for art investigation, public lecture by Ingrid Daubechies, Duke University. Saturday, January 7, 3:00-3:50 p.m., Atrium Ballroom, Atrium Level, Marriott Marquis
  • Poetry+Art+Math. Thursday, January 5, 5:30-7:00 p.m., Regency Ballroom VII, Ballroom Level, Hyatt Regency
    Contact: Gizem Karalli, Pomona College

Sports and Recreation. Math and statistics have changed the way we look at sports from individual performance to team rankings …

  • Mathematics and Sports, Regency Ballroom V, Ballroom Level, Hyatt Regency
    Session I: Wednesday, January 4, 2:15-5:30 p.m.
    Session II: Thursday, January 5, 1:00-3:55 p.m.
    Session III: Friday, January 6, 1:00-4:55 p.m.
    Contact: Drew Pasteur, The College of Wooster
  • Innovative Teaching through Recreational Mathematics, Wednesday, January 4, Embassy C, International Tower, LL2, Hyatt Regency
    Session I: 8:00-10:55 a.m., Session II: 2:15-4:15 p.m.

Political Science and Public Policy. Hear a mathematician who is a Congressional Fellow in Sen. Al Franken's office talk about her experience …

  • AMS Congressional Fellowship Session, Catherine Paolucci. Friday, January 6, 4:30- 6:30 p.m., A601, Atrium Level, Marriott Marquis
  • Intertwining Mathematics with Social Justice in the Classroom, Saturday, January 7, Embassy A, International Tower, LL2, Hyatt Regency
    Session I: 8:00-11:55 a.m., Session II: 1:00-2:55 p.m.
    Contact: Carl Yerger, Davidson College

Math Careers Outside of Academia. Jobs related to math generally finish in the top 10 of employment surveys. Hear about some of the jobs outside of teaching, ...

  • Mathematics Experiences and Projects in Business, Industry, and Government. International 7, International Level, Marriott Marquis, Friday January 6, 8:00-9:55 a.m.
    Contact: Allen Butler, Daniel H. Wagner Associates, Inc.
  • Conversation on Non-Academic Employment, panel discussion. Thursday January 5, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 noon, A704, Atrium Level, Marriott Marquis
  • Multiple Paths to Mathematics Careers in Business, Industry and Government, panel discussion. Thursday January 5, 2:35-3:55 p.m., International 5, International Level, Marriott Marquis
    Contact: Allen Butler, Daniel H. Wagner Associates, Inc.
  • (PIC) Math (Preparation for Industrial Careers in Mathematical Sciences) and Preparing Students for Nonacademic Careers, Saturday January 7, 8:00-11:55 a.m., Embassy C, International Tower, LL2, Hyatt Regency
    Contact: Michael Dorff, Brigham Young University
  • Actuarial Science at the JMM: 25 Years and Counting, panel discussion. Friday January 6, 5:00-7:00 p.m., International 5, International Level, Marriott Marquis
    Contact: Bettye Anne Case, Florida State University

Society and Culture. In addition to solving problems in the physical sciences, math can also help analyze issues in the social sciences …

  • Mathematics For Human Flourishing, Francis Edward Su (retiring MAA president), Harvey Mudd College. Friday, January 6, 9:00-9:50 a.m., Atrium Ballroom, Atrium Level, Marriott Marquis
    Contact: Francis Su, Harvey Mudd College
  • Intertwining Mathematics with Social Justice in the Classroom, Saturday, January 7, Embassy A, International Tower, LL2, Hyatt Regency
    Session I: 8:00-11:55 a.m., Session II: 1:00-2:55 p.m.
  • Humanistic Mathematics
    Session I: Wednesday, January 4, 2:15-4:50 p.m., Courtland, Conference Level, Hyatt Regency
    Session II: Thursday, January 5, 1:00-3:35 p.m., Embassy C, International Tower, LL2, Hyatt Regency
  • Humor and Mathematics, Friday, January 6, 8:00-10:35 a.m., Embassy C, International Tower, LL2, Hyatt Regency
    Contact: Gizem Karaali, Pomona College

Also of Interest …

  • The Man Who Knew Infinity, special film presentation. Thursday, January 5, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Atrium Ballroom, Atrium Level, Marriott Marquis
    Contact: Ken Ono, Emory University
  • Role of Modeling and Understanding Environmental Risks, Wednesday, January 4, 2:15-5:35 p.m., International 7, International Level, Marriott Marquis
  • Modeling and Applications, Piedmont, Conference Level, Hyatt Regency
    Session I: Wednesday, January 4, 2:00-5:55 p.m.
    Session II: Friday, January 6, 1:00-5:25 p.m.

Of Local Interest. Many mathematicians from Georgia will present throughout the meeting. Sessions of special interest …

Additional Contacts

  • AMS President Robert Bryant
  • MAA President Francis Su
  • Mike Breen, Who Wants to Be a Mathematician game emcee

Press wishing to contact speakers and panelists can find email addresses with the session abstracts. The PAO will assist with finding contact information for other individuals.

About the Joint Mathematics Meetings

The Joint Mathematics Meetings (JMM), the national meetings of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) and the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), are held annually for the purpose of advancing mathematical achievement, encouraging research, and providing the communication necessary to progress in the field. These meetings serve to preserve, supplement, and utilize the results of the research of mathematicians throughout the world. Held the first or second week of January, JMM includes invited addresses, special sessions, and panels, as well as short courses, minicourses, tutorials, exhibits, social events, and networking and employment opportunities.

Upcoming Joint Mathematics Meetings

Contacts: Mike Breen and Annette Emerson
Public Awareness Officers
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Providence, RI 02904
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