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Joint Mathematics Meetings in New Orleans Jan. 6-9
Date:12/14/2010

The Press Room will be on the fifth floor of the Sheraton New Orleans, in the Rampart Room across from the Main Lecture Room, offering free wireless access, the book of abstracts, and a place to conduct interviews. Hours: Thursday, January 6 through Friday, January 8, 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., and Sunday, January 9, 7:30 a.m. to noon. Registration for the press is free.

Two events are open to the general public:

National Math Contest: Who Wants to Be a Mathematician, AMS Special Presentation: National High School Math Contest with nearly $30,000 in prizes. Friday, January 7, 9:30-11:00 a.m., Marriott, Mardi Gras EFGH (3rd floor).

Mathematical Art Exhibition: Fascinating works, including origami, sculpture, painting, digital prints, and crochet. Thursday, January 6, 12:15-5:30 p.m., Friday, January 7 and Saturday, January 8, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., and Sunday, January 9, 9:00 a.m.-noon, Marriott Mardi Gras A (3rd floor).

The annual math meetings provide an opportunity for mathematicians in all fields of mathematics to present talks and participate in panels on topics ranging from theoretical research to recent applications of math to significant issues such as the BP Oil spill, health and medicine, the economy, encouraging participation of underrepresented groups, and education. Topics include

    The Environment
    Biology and Ecology
    Fighting Disease
    Education
    The Economy
    The Arts
    Underrepresented Groups
    Sports and Games
    History
    Social Justice
    Combating Terrorism
    Other Presentations of Interest

The Environment

The BP Oil Discharge, Energy and the Environment, SIGMAA Session on Environmental Mathematics. Saturday, January 8, 1:00-4:10 p.m., Sheraton Rhythms II and II (2nd floor).

Startling Parallels: Macondo/BP in 2011 and Bhopal/UC in 1984, Charles Hadlock, Bentley College. SIGMAA on Environmental Mathematics Guest Lecture. Friday, Ja
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