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Awkward Photos of Amazing Talks

have been to many great talks the Joint Meetings so far. I wanted to share a few of my favorites with you here, but the photos I took are, well, awkward. Luckily the AMS has real photographers to capture the … Continue reading

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Mathematically Bent Theater

Last night Colin Adams and the Mobiusbandaid Players performed four fantastic skits to a standing-room-only audience. The skits are a must-see JMM event! The first was a tale of thievery among mathematicians in the old wild west mining finite fields … Continue reading

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Cat Cafe

If the frenzied environment of the JMM has got you flustered, perhaps a feline environment is what you need. I stumbled across The Cat Cafe on Google Maps and immediately recognized it as a game changer. I heard others had … Continue reading

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Out in Math

It was really difficult to decide what talks to go to Thursday afternoon, so much was happening at once! But I’m really glad I ended up going to the MAA Panel on Out in Mathematics. The panel focused on issues … Continue reading

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Asking around: what we’re up to at JMM

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Mathematicians Teaching Intro Stats

Yesterday, I went to a panel about mathematicians teaching statistics. My department is a math/stats department so I have had the opportunity to TA many statistics classes, and I’ve really enjoyed it. The panelists all followed a similar trajectory of … Continue reading

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What are you excited about at JMM 2018?

I asked a handful of participants (including myself) what they’re excited about at JMM 2018. The answers highlight how wonderfully eclectic this conference is.  

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Mathematics for the Masses

[Note: this is a post by Ben Thompson, 2017 AMS-AAAS Media Fellow.] Talithia Williams shared some exclusive clips from her upcoming PBS series, NOVA Wonders, as part of her lecture this morning, “Mathematics for the Masses.” You can find now … Continue reading

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Wednesday: Off to the Races

The JMM can seem like a race—running from meeting to talk to math friend to math friend, trying to get in as much math, inspiration, and hanging out as possible in four days. I always remind myself to chill out … Continue reading

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AMS Office of Government Relations Activities at JMM

The author of this piece is Karen Saxe, Director of the AMS Office of Government Relations. See the Office website and her blog for more information about our work in Washington, D.C.  It’s 2018! And no better way to start … Continue reading

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