Joint mathematics meetings in San Francisco Jan. 13-16, 2010

December 18, 2009

Providence, RI: Approximately 6000 mathematicians will attend the annual meetings of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) and Mathematical Association of America (MAA) at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, CA, January 13-16. Researchers will present over 2,000 papers from all specialties of mathematics. The website for the Meetings is

The Press Room will be on the second floor of the convention center, across from the Main Lecture Room, offering free wireless access, the book of abstracts, the complete program of the Meetings, a phone, and a place to conduct interviews. Hours: Wednesday, January 13 through Friday, January 15, 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., and Saturday, January 16, 7:30 a.m.-noon. The press room phone number is 415-348-4404.

The 2010 annual meetings provide an opportunity for mathematicians in all fields of mathematics to present talks and participate in panels on topics ranging from high-level research on new approaches to unsolved theoretical problems to recent applications of math to areas such as climate change, politics, and the arts, In addition, there are there are poster presentations by undergraduate students and several sessions on improving math education.

The prize session, at which leading mathematicians are recognized for their work, will take place Thursday afternoon from 4:25 to 5:25 in the Main Lecture Room.

Special presentations include the first national contest of Who Wants to Be a Mathematician--at which a high school student can win $10,000--on Thursday from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. in Moscone 3020; "The theater of the mathematically absurd," a presentation by Colin Adams (Williams College), Friday 6:00-7:00 p.m. in Moscone 2020; "Open mike mathematical poetry reading," organized by Douglas Norton (Villanova University), Thursday 7:00-8:00 p.m. in Moscone 2009; and the annual Mathematical Art Exhibition held throughout the meeting in the exhibit hall.
The full program of the Meetings is 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. These meetings serve to preserve, supplement, and utilize the results of the research of mathematicians the world over. Keeping abreast of the progress in mathematics results in the furtherance of the interest of mathematical scholarship and research.

American Mathematical Society

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