Joint Mathematics Meetings in New Orleans

December 14, 2000

PROVIDENCE, RI--Four thousand mathematicians will converge on New Orleans for the Joint Mathematics Meetings, January 10-13 at the New Orleans Marriott and the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel. Over 1300 research papers, representing all areas of mathematics, will be presented. Some of the scheduled events are: panel discussions and research papers on mathematics education and on mathematical biology, a game show involving local high school students called Who Wants To Be A Mathematician, and dramatic presentations involving mathematics.

Who Wants To Be A Mathematician will make its debut at 2:00 p.m. on January 12, 2001 in the New Orleans Marriott. Ten New Orleans area high school students will compete for prizes by answering multiple-choice questions. Who Wants To Be A Mathematician will be held in La Galerie 3 (Theater) at the New Orleans Marriott, 555 Canal Street. The contest will run approximately one hour. It is free and open to the public.

The Meetings are open to members of the news media. The press room will be in the Rampart Room at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, 500 Canal Street. Scheduled hours for the press room are from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 10 through Saturday, January 13. Registration is available at the New Orleans Marriott at 555 Canal Street and is free to accredited members of the media. A complete program of the Meetings, including abstracts of presented papers, will be available at registration.

The Meetings include the 107th Annual Meeting of the American Mathematical Society (AMS), the 84th meeting of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), annual meetings of the Association for Women in Mathematics and the National Association of Mathematicians, and the winter meeting of the Association for Symbolic Logic.

More information about the Meetings can be found at

The Joint Mathematics Meetings are held for the purpose of advancing mathematical achievement, encouraging research, and providing the communication necessary to progress in the field. The meetings serve to preserve, supplement, and utilize the results of the research of mathematicians worldwide.
Founded in 1888 to further mathematical research and scholarship, the 30,000-member American Mathematical Society fulfills its mission through programs and services that promote mathematical research and its uses, strengthen mathematical education, and foster awareness and appreciation of mathematics and its connections to other disciplines and to everyday life.

American Mathematical Society

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