Twice each year, the Washington-Baltimore Section of the Society
for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) sponsors an
expository lecture, open to all interested individuals, on a
significant field of mathematical application. The spring 1996
event will take place on Wednesday, April 10 at the Center of Adult
Education, University of Maryland University College. You are
cordially invited to attend.
The speaker will be mathematician Thomas Saaty, University
Professor at the University of Pittsburgh. Professor Saaty is a
preeminent, internationally recognized contributor to the field of
decision science. He will speak on "Mathematics and Decision
Making." The lecture will begin at 8:30 p.m. in Room 1123 of the
Center. It will be followed by a reception with refreshments.
You are also cordially invited to attend the pre-lecture dinner
with the speaker. The dinner is a good way to meet people who
share your interest in mathematics and its applications. It will
be held in the Garden Room on the first floor of the Center of
Adult Education starting promptly at 7:00 p.m. The menu will
consist of grilled herb chicken, wild rice, fresh vegetable du
jour, Caesar salad, rolls and butter, cheesecake with cherry
topping, and a choice of beverage. To attend, send a check for
$15.00 (made out to SIAM Washington-Baltimore Section) early enough
to be received by Thursday, April 4, to the Section treasurer,
David Elliott, at 9348 Cherry Hill Road, Apt. 510, College Park, MD
20740. Phone: (301) 345-4941.
To get to the Center of Adult Education, exit the Capital Beltway
(495) onto New Hampshire Avenue (650) south. Turn left at the 2nd
light onto Adelphi Road. Go about 2 miles and, just after passing
University Boulevard (193) (the Center will be visible on your
left), turn left onto Campus Drive, then left onto Presidential
Drive behind the Center. The parking lot (free after 4 p.m.) will
be on your right. Alternatively, for inexpensive covered parking,
continue along Presidential Drive to the parking structure.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Section
president, Michael Weiss, at (W) (202) 219-0462.
Mathematician Thomas Saaty is an internationally recognized
contributor to the field of decision science. He has published
widely and has served as a consultant to corporations and
governments throughout the world.