Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics, Brown University

Program ID: ICERM-MMW17 [#574, MMW 2017]
Program Title: Modern Math Workshop (SACNAS pre-conference event)
Program Type: Graduate or early career program
Program Location: Salt Lake City, Utah 84044, United States [map]
Subject Area: Mathematics
Starting Date: 2017/05/26
Application Deadline: 2017/10/08 (posted 2017/05/26, listed until 2017/10/08)
Program Description:    

Modern Math Workshop
October 18-19, 2017
Salt Lake City, Utah

The NSF Mathematical Sciences Institutes Diversity Initiative is pleased to announce the 2017 Modern Math Workshop at SACNAS. This workshop is intended to encourage undergraduates, graduate students and recent PhDs from underrepresented minority groups to pursue careers in the mathematical sciences and build research and mentoring networks. The Modern Math Workshop is a "pre-conference" part of the SACNAS National Conference. Both the Modern Math Workshop and the SACNAS conference take place in the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. 

The Modern Math Workshop check-in/registration begins at 12:00pm on Wednesday, October 18, with the scientific programming beginning at 1:00pm. The final session, a Q&A with NSF Math Institute representatives, ends at 11:45am on Thursday, October 19.  

Research Sessions: The intended audience is graduate students and recent PhDs. Each participating NSF math institute will provide a speaker who will present an upcoming research program at the respective institute. All presentations will be expository in nature, intended for mathematical scientists and students not necessarily working in these areas but interested in learning about new developments and the possibility of spending some time at one of the Math Institutes. Due to the diverse portfolio of the institutes, it exposes participants to a broad range of topics in modern mathematics. These sessions run over the two days of the Modern Math Workshop.

Mini-courses: Two half-day mini-courses will be offered on October 18, from 1:00pm-4:30pm, running concurrently: "Polynomial exact sequences in numerical analysis" and "Counting curves, intersections, and designs in hyperbolic geometry". These mini-courses are intended for undergraduate students.  

Keynote Speaker: At 4:30pm on Wednesday, October 18, all Modern Math Workshop participants are invited to enjoy the keynote lecture by Jesus De Loera (UC Davis), "The little theorem that could: How Sperner’s coloring lemma influenced Mathematics & Economics". Dr. De Loera's research encompasses a large number of pure and applied projects, including his work in Convexity and Combinatorial Commutative Algebra, as well as his work in Combinatorial Optimization and Algorithms.  

Reception: The NSF math institutes' networking reception will immediately follow the keynote lecture at 5:30pm on Wednesday, October 18.

Closing Q&A: The closing session of the workshop is a Q&A with NSF Math Institute representatives on Thursday, October 19.

There is no fee to attend Modern Math Workshop but we would like for those planning to attend to register via this site. (Note: applications for funding has closed).

IMPORTANT NOTE: registering for the Modern Math Workshop does not mean you are also registered for the SACNAS conference. If interested in also attending SACNAS, register here.

Application Materials Required:
Those requested in the program description.

Further Info:
Brown University/ICERM
Box 1995
Providence, RI 02912

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