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2011 Joint Mathematics Meetings Convene in New Orleans January 6-9

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 5, 20111


                 2011 Joint Mathematics Meetings Convene in New Orleans January 6-9

     The American Mathematical Society (AMS) and the Mathematical Association of America (MAA)
                                                                     return to
New Orleans

WHAT: AMS and MAA Joint Mathematics Meetings

WHERE: New Orleans Marriott and Sheraton New Orleans

WHEN: January 6-9, 2011

DETAILS: AMS and MAA convene in New Orleans January 6-9 for the 2011 Joint Mathematics Meetings (JMM), the largest annual mathematics meeting in the world. This will be the 117th annual meeting for AMS and the 94th annual winter meeting of MAA. More than 6,000 mathematicians will attend the meetings and discuss all fields of mathematics through panels and exhibits, with topics ranging from the economy, health and medicine, the BP Oil spill and education.

AMS is an association of professional mathematicians dedicated to the interests of mathematical research and scholarship, which it does with various publications and conferences as well as annual monetary awards and prizes to mathematicians. MAA is the largest professional society that focuses on mathematics accessible at the undergraduate level. JMM is held for the purpose of advancing mathematical achievement, encouraging research, and providing the communication necessary to progress in the field.

The last meeting held in New Orleans in 2007 reached record-high attendance numbers. This year is expected to be even larger, and is set to generate millions of dollars in economic impact.

WEBSITE: www.ams.org/meetings/national/jmm/2125_intro.html

MAJOR EVENTS

  • Thurs, Jan. 6, 12:15-5:30 p.m.; Fri, Jan 7- Sat, Jan. 8, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sun, Jan. 9, 9 a.m.-Noon: Mathematical Art Exhibition: Fascinating works, including origami, sculpture, painting, digital prints and crochet, New Orleans Marriott, Mardi Gras A (3rd floor)
  • Fri, Jan. 7, 9:30-11 a.m.: National High School Math Contest with nearly $30,000 in prizes: Who Wants to Be a Mathematician, New Orleans Marriott, Mardi Gras Ballroom (3rd floor)
  • Sat, Jan. 8, 1-4:10 p.m.: The BP Oil Discharge, Energy and the Environment, Session on Environmental Mathematic, Sheraton New Orleans, Rhythms II and III (2nd floor)
  • Sat, Jan. 8, 5-5:45 p.m.: How Mathematics is Changing Hollywood, featuring Tony DeRose, Senior Scientist and lead of the Research Group at Pixar Animation Studios, Sheraton New Orleans, Rhythms II and III (2nd floor)
  • Sun, Jan. 9, 8-9 a.m.: Did Mathematics Cause the Subprime Mortgage Disaster?, featuring Steven E. Shreve, Professor of Mathematical Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University, Sheraton Bayside A (4th floor)
EXHIBIT HALL: New Orleans Marriott, Grand Ballroom (3rd floor)
HOURS: Thurs, Jan. 6, 12:15-5:30 p.m.; Fri, Jan 7- Sat, Jan. 8, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sun, Jan. 9, 9 a.m.-Noon

PRESS OFFICE: Sheraton New Orleans, Rampart Room (5th floor)
PHONE: 401-573-5050
HOURS: Thurs, Jan. 6- Sat, Jan. 8: 7:30 a.m-5 p.m.; Sun, Jan. 9: 7:30 a.m.-Noon

MEDIA CONTACTS:
JMM: Michael Breen, 401-573-5050, myb@ams.org
New Orleans CVB: Tara Letort, 504-566-5019, tletort@neworleanscvb.com; Jennifer Day, 773-909-2514, jday@neworleanscvb.com; Kelly Schulz, 504-421-0962, kschulz@neworleanscvb.com

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