AMS Sectional Meeting Special Lecture
Program  Deadlines 
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2006 Spring
Western Section Meeting
San Francisco State University
San
Francisco, CA, April 29 —30, 2006
Meeting #1018
Associate secretary:
Michel L Lapidus, AMS, lapidus@math.ucr.edu,
lapidus@mathserv.ucr.edu
Special
Einstein Public Lecture in Mathematics
The American Mathematical Society sponsors a series of public lectures
in mathematics entitled The AMS Einstein Public Lecture in Mathematics.
The lectures began in 2005, to celebrate the onehundredth anniversary
of Einstein's annus mirabilis. They are to be given annually at
one of the Society's eight sectional meetings. The Department of Mathematics
at San Francisco State University is honored that the AMS has chosen the
San Francisco meeting for its second public lecture and that Wolf prizewinner
Benoît Mandelbrot, Yale University, will be the speaker. He will
speak on "The Nature of Roughness in Mathematics, Science, and Art",
Saturday, April 29, in Jack Adams Hall at 8:00 p.m.
Dinner Buffet: Saturday, April 29, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Dinner
Buffet at the Seven Hills Conference Center on the San Francisco State
University campus. There will be a wide selection of salads, entrees and
desserts including vegetarian entrees. Cost is US $25.00 per person, which
must be prepaid by sending a check or money order to:
AMS Dinner Buffet
Department of Mathematics
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132
Make the check or money order payable to Math. Dept. SFSU. The deadline
for reservations is April 15.

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