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Spring Eastern Sectional Meeting
Northeastern University, Boston, MA
April 21-22, 2018 (Saturday - Sunday)
Meeting #1139

Associate secretaries: Steven H Weintraub, AMS

Einstein Lecture: The 2018 Einstein Lecture will be held in the Blackman Auditorium, Ell Hall, at Northeastern University, Boston, MA, on April 21, 2018 at 5:15 pm. The lecturer will be Edward Frenkel, UC Berkeley. The title of his lecture will be Imagination and Knowledge. See poster here.

If you are carrying a backpack, please note that all bags will be subject to search. The following is a list of items that cannot be carried into Blackman Auditorium where the Einstein Lecture will be held. There will be NO bag check/storage area at the Auditorium. The full list of items is as follows: dangerous weapons, alcoholic beverages, drugs or illegal substances, laser pointers, drones, artificial noise makers and bull horns, balloons and banners (unless previously approved), outside food or beverage (unless previously approved) and strollers.

Welcome Reception: Join us for appetizers at our Welcome Reception on Friday, April 20, 2018. The reception will be held at the Residence Inn Marriott-Back Bay/Fenway, 125 Brookline Avenue Boston, Massachusetts 02215, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm.

Satellite Event - A Day of Singularities: This will be a day-long conference on singularities complementing the special session on singularities at the sectional meeting on Friday, April 20, 2018. All talks will be in 509-511 Lake Hall. The schedule of talks, speakers and abstracts can be found at

There will also be two series of three or four lectures in the days before the sectional meeting. One series will be given by Paulo Aluffi, and the other by Bernard Teissier. Further information on these series can be found on the site for the Day of Singularities. For any questions about these events, please contact one of the organizers, Terry Gaffney or David Massey at or

Satellite Event - Combinatorial of Nilpotent Orbits: There will be a one-day conference ``Combinatorics of Nilpotent Orbits’’ on April 20, held in 544 Nightingale, Mathematics Department, Northeastern University from 10:00 am to 5:40 pm (tea and crumpets at 9:30 am), with one problem session and 5 talks, including survey talks by Jerzy Weyman, Bart Van Steirteghem, and Jenna Rajchgot.  Organized by Tony Iarrobino, Leila Khatami, and Julianna Tymoczko in conjunction with the  AMS special session with same title.

See details here.