PRESS RELEASE FROM (your local school, college, university)
OR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information, Date Mailed: month day, 2000 CONTACT: your name your phone your email address (Date, Your City). "Math Spans All Dimensions" is the theme for Math Awareness Month, April 2000, sponsored by the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics. INCLUDE INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR SPECIFIC EVENT(S) HERE. For the first time, the MAM2000 poster will appear both on bulletin boards and also on computer screens as a fully interactive document. Students and teachers at all levels, as well as the general public, can see images of many people who use different dimensions in their work, and each of those images is a link to more information about the particular topic and related topics, including publications and teaching materials. Choreographers, computer animators, and cosmologists all use dimensions in different ways. Some scientists work with 0-dimensional point clouds, others trace out 1-dimensional racing car tracks or study geological core samples. From "Flatland" to "A Wrinkle in Time," writers have probed lower and higher dimensions, and current physicists describe spaces of 10 and 26 dimensions. The MAM2000 poster makes it possible to explore all these ways of using dimensions, and gives all a fuller appreciation for the power of mathematics. This year, Wolfram Research, Inc., joins the three mathematical societies in the JPBM, the American Mathematical Society, the Mathematical Association of America, and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, in sponsoring and organizing Mathematics Awareness Month. The concept and design of the MAA2000 poster are due to Thomas Banchoff at Brown University and Davide Cervone at Union College. As in past years, during Mathematics Awareness Month, celebrations will take place at colleges,universities, schools, and research laboratories across the country. Special events taking place this year include public lectures, mathematical games and competitions, and special days that bring high school students to college campuses where they are introduced to mathematics department and faculty. Extensive information about Mathematics Awareness Month 2000 -- including the theme poster and other visuals, an annotated essay with links to many other related sites, and news of MAM celebrations talking place around the country -- can be found on the MAM2000 listed above. Previous MAM themes have included Mathematics and the Internet, Mathematics and Decision-Making, Mathematics and Symmetry, and, last year, Mathematics and Biology.
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