The 80th summer meeting of the MAA will
be held in Burlington, Vermont, August 1-3, 2002. Laslo Lovasz of
Microsoft Research, will be the Hedrick Lecturer. Jim Lewis of the
University of Nebraska will give the James R.C. Leitzel Lecture. The MAA
invited addresses will be given by Alan Edleman of MIT, Robin Lock of
St. Lawrence University, and Catherine Goldstein of CNRS-University of
Paris Sud. Ison Herron of RPI will give the MAA-NAM David Blackwell
Lecture. Annie Selden of Tennessee Technical University will give the
AWM-MAA Invited Lecture, Colin Adams of Williams College will be the MAA
Student Lecturer. Frank Morgan of Williams College will give the PME J.
Sutherland Frame Lecture. Patti Fraser Lock will give the MAA Student
Workshop Lecture. Ciprian Manolescu of Harvard University, the 2001
Morgan Prize winner, will speak on his research.
The MathFest will be
preceded, July 30-31, by an MAA short course on the mathematics of
cryptology organized by Carl Pomerance of Lucent Technologies, Bell
Labs. Speakers include Daniel Bleichenbacher of Lucent Technologies,
Bell Labs; Joe Silverman of Brown University and NTRU Cryptosystems;
Mike Szydlo of RSA Security, Inc.; and Peter Winkler of Lucent
Technologies, Bell Labs.
Also preceding the
meeting will be Project NExT and a conference on research in
undergraduate mathematics education sponsored by the MAA SIGMAA on RUME.
There will also be a teaching workshop for graduate students and new
faculty organized by Tom Rishel of the MAA.
The Opening Banquet
will be emceed by Woody Dudley of DePauw University. Joe Gallian of the
University of Minnesota at Duluth will be the featured speaker. The
Silver and Gold Banquet, formerly the 25-Year Member Banquet, will be
emceed by Frank Morgan. The main speaker will be Dick Anderson of LSU. A
sunset dinner cruise on Lake Champlain will be offered, as well as a
tour of Shelburne Museum, a PME banquet, an AWM reception, and a prize
The MathFest will
include six minicourses and twelve contributed paper sessions, one of
which will be a general contributed paper session organized by Tony
Julianelle of the University of Vermont. There will be two invited paper
sessions: Discrete Methods in Geometry, organized by Dan Archdeacon of
the University of Vermont and Jo Ellis-Monaghan of St. Michael's
College, and History of Mathematics, organized by Paul Wolfson of West
Chester University and Roger Cooke of the University of Vermont.
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