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Mark Primoff
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. ― Bard College will host the 2005 Fall Eastern Section Meeting of the American Mathematical Society October 8-9. Approximately 300 mathematicians from 34 states and 14 countries will gather at the College for the meeting, where a wide variety of topics in advanced mathematics will be discussed. Two faculty members from the Bard College Mathematics Program, Lauren L. Rose and Sheila Sundaram, are organizing sessions during the meeting. "The conference is an exciting opportunity for mathematics and science majors at Bard to see a large gathering of world-class mathematicians in action, and will help to give students a flavor of what research mathematicians do outside the classroom," said Rose. A highlight of the conference will be the Erdős Memorial Lecture, given by Persi Diaconis will and titled "Erdős’s Picture of Most Things," on Saturday October 8, from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. at the Olin Hall auditorium. The lecture is an annual invited address made possible by a fund created by Andrew Beal, a Dallas banker, and named for the prolific mathematician Paul Erdős (1913-1996). Diaconis, an accomplished magician as well as an engaging mathematician, is the Mary V. Sunseri Professor of Statistics and Mathematics at Stanford University. The meeting includes four more invited addresses, two on each day, covering a wide spectrum of mathematics. All of the invited addresses will be given in the auditorium of Olin Hall. For further information about the meeting, visit the website:, or e-mail # Founded in 1888 to further mathematical research and scholarship, the 30,000-member American Mathematical Society fulfills its mission through programs and services that promote mathematical research and its uses, strengthen mathematical education, and foster awareness and appreciation of mathematics and its connections to other disciplines and to everyday life. # # #

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This event was last updated on 10-11-2005