Williams at Boston January Meetings

Williams and SMALL speakers abounded at the January joint meetings of the AMS and MAA in Boston, January 4-7, 2011, including Professors Devadoss, Loepp, Miller, Morgan, Silva, recent alums Jake Levinson and Ralph Morrison, and many from SMALL ’11.

Williams/SMALL speakers and a few other events at joint meetings:

Monday, January 2nd

MAA Short Course on Discrete and Computational Geometry Part I
Satyan L. Devadoss, Williams College
Monday 2 from 8:00am-5:00pm – Back Bay Ballroom C, 2nd Floor, Sheraton

Tuesday, January 3rd

MAA Short Course on Discrete and Computational Geometry Part 2
Satyan L. Devadoss, Williams College
Tuesday 3 from 9:00am-5:00pm – Back Bay Ballroom C, 2nd Floor, Sheraton

Wednesday, January 4th

The Log-Convex Density Conjecture and vertical surface area in warped products.
Sean P Howe, Leiden University (SMALL ’09)
Wednesday 4 at 9:15am – Back Bay Ballroom D, 2nd Floor, Sheraton

Families of Half-Transitive Graphs
Nate R Harman, UMass, Amherst (SMALL ’09)
Wednesday 4 at 9:30 am – Hynes 110

Moment Formulas for Ensembles of Classical Compact Groups.
Steven J. Miller, Williams College
Wednesday 4 at 10:00am – Back Bay Ballroom D, 2nd Floor, Sheraton

Distribution of Eigenvalues of Weighted, Structured Matrix Ensembles.
Karen Shen, Stanford University (SMALL ’11)
Wednesday 4 10:15am – Back Bay Ballroom D, 2nd Floor, Sheraton

    • Wednesday January 4, 2012, 12:15 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
      Exhibits and Book Sales
      Exhibit Hall D, Hynes

A Family of Algorithms Yielding a Solution to the Hermite Problem.
Sarah Peluse, University of Chicago (SMALL ’11)
Wednesday 4 at 3:00pm – Room 110, Hynes

A Generalized Family of Multidimensional Continued Fractions?
Cornelia Mihaila, Wellesley College (SMALL ’11)
Wednesday 4 at 3:15pm – Room 110, Hynes

Multidimensional Continued Fraction Pell Equations.
Laure Flapan, Yale University (SMALL ’11)
Wednesday 4 at 3:45pm – Room 110, Hynes

Unique Sequences for Multidimensional Continued Fractions.
Krishna Dasaratha, Harvard University (SMALL ’11)
Wednesday 4 at 4:00pm – Room 110, Hynes

Thursday, January 5th

Existence of isoperimetric regions in $R^n$ with density.
Frank Morgan, Williams College
Thursday 5 at 8:30am – Room 303, Hynes

Benford’s Law and Dependent Random Variables.
Thealexa G Becker, Smith College (SMALL ’11)
Thursday 5 at 9:00am – Room 201, Hynes

On Li-Yorke Measurable Sensitivity.
Jared Hallett, Williams College (SMALL ’11)
Thursday 5 at 9:30am – Room 110, Hynes

Tilings with nonconvex pentagons.
Ping Ngai Chung (Brian), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (SMALL ’11)
Thursday 5 at 10:30am – Room 110, Hynes

Minimal Pentagonal Tilings.
Niralee Shah, Williams College (SMALL ’11)
Thursday 5 at 10:45am – Room 110, Hynes

Low-lying zeros of cuspidal Maass forms.
Liyang Zhang, Williams College (SMALL ’11)
Thursday 5 at 11:15am – Room 201, Hynes

Deformations of surfaces and convex polytopes
Satyan L Devadoss, Williams College
Thursday 5 at 2:30pm – Room 101 Hynes

PRIZE SESSION and reception (Don’t miss this.)
Thursday 5 at 4:25-7pm – Ballrooms A/B/C Hynes

Friday, January 6th

Cantor’s set throughout real analysis
Cesar E. Silva, Williams College
Friday 6 at 8:00am – Room 310 Hynes

An Elliptic Curve Test for the $L$-Functions Ratios Conjecture.
Ralph Morrison, UC Berkeley (Williams ’10)
Friday 6 at 8:45 a.m – Room 305, Hynes

The Distribution of Generalized Ramanujan Primes.
Ryan Ronan, the Cooper Union (SMALL ’11)
Nadine Amersi, University College London (SMALL ’11)
Friday 6 at 9:00am – Back Bay Ballroom B, 2nd Floor, Sheraton

Gaps between summands in generalized Zeckendorf decompositions.
Olivia Beckwith, Harvey Mudd College (SMALL ’11)
Friday 6 at 9:30am – Back Bay Ballroom B, 2nd Floor, Sheraton

Constructing Generalized Sum-Dominant Sets.
Geoff S Iyer, University of Michigan (SMALL ’11)
Friday 6 at 9:45am – Back Bay Ballroom B, 2nd Floor, Sheraton

The $n$-level density of zeroes of quadratic Dirichlet $L$-functions.
Jake Levinson, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor (Williams ’11)
Friday 6 at 10:00am – Room 305, Hynes

Distribution of Missing Sums in Sumsets.
Oleg Lazarev, Princeton University (SMALL ’11)
Friday 6 at 10:30am – Back Bay Ballroom B, 2nd Floor, Sheraton

Hyperbolic knots
Colin C Adams, Williams College
Friday 6 at 10:30am – Room 311, Hynes

Isoperimetry in the Plane with Density $e^r$.
Luis A. Sordo Vieira, Wayne State University (SMALL ’11)
Friday 6 at 2:00pm – Back Bay Ballroom A, 2nd Floor, Sheraton

Teaching, Mentoring, and Advising Undergraduate Research: Lessons Learned On the Streets.
Susan Loepp, Williams College
Friday 6 at 3:00pm – Room 302, Hynes

MAA Undergraduate Poster Session
Friday 6, 3:30pm – 5:30pm – Veteran’s Auditorium, 2nd floor, Hynes

Williams/SMALL Gathering, all welcome
Friday 6, 5-5:40pm – Sheraton Lobby

Mathematically Bent Theater
Colin Adams, Mobiusbandaid Theater Company/ Williams College
Friday 6 at 6:00pm – Room 302, Hynes

Saturday, January 7th

Geometry of Surfaces with Density.
Miguel A. Fernandez, Truman State University (SMALL ’11)
Saturday 7 at 8:00am – Back Bay Ballroom A, 2nd Floor, Sheraton

Panel on Undergraduate Research
Organizers Steven J. Miller (Williams) and David Damiano (Holy Cross)
January 7, 8:30-10 AM, Room 208, Hynes Convention Center

Virus Dynamics in Star Graphs.
Alexander Greaves-Tunnell, Williams College (SMALL ’11)
Saturday 7 at 9:00 am – Back Bay Ballroom C, 2nd Floor, Sheraton

Saturday January 7, 2012, 11:10 a.m.-11:40 a.m.
MAA Business Meeting
Ballrooms A/B, 3rd floor, Hynes

Saturday January 7, 2012, 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
AMS Business Meeting
Ballrooms A/B, 3rd floor, Hynes

Saturday January 7, 2012, 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
AMS-MAA-SIAM Gerald and Judith Porter Public Lecture 
Geometric puzzles: Algorithms and complexity.
Ballrooms A/B, 3rd floor, Hynes
Erik D. Demaine, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

On $\mu$-Compatible Metrics and Measurable Sensitivity
Cesar E. Silva, Williams College
Saturday 7 at 4:30pm – Republic Ballroom A, 2nd Floor, Sheraton

A Family of Multidimensional Continued Fraction Stern Sequences.
Matthew Stoffregen, University of Pittsburgh (SMALL ’11)
Saturday 7 at 5:00 pm – Back Bay Ballroom A, 2nd Floor, Sheraton

A Generalized Family of Multidimensional Continued Fractions and its Correspondence to Existing Algorithms.
Chansoo Lee, Williams College (SMALL ’11)
Saturday 7 at 5:30pm – Back Bay Ballroom A, 2nd Floor, Sheraton

  • Saturday January 7, 2012, 6:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
    AMS Reception and Banquet
    Salon F, 4th Floor, Marriott