Binghamton University to host mathematics meeting


Binghamton University will host the 2003 fall Eastern Section meeting of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) October 11 and 12. Over 300 mathematicians from 36 states and 12 countries will gather at the University for the largest research-level mathematics meeting ever held in Binghamton.  

The meeting will feature sessions on specialized math topics as well as plenary addresses by leading mathematicians. Topics to be discussed include biomolecular mathematics, inverse problems and tomography, statistics, combinatorics and various aspects of topology.

The meeting will also feature a special session at 9:30 a.m. Saturday to honor Peter Hilton, distinguished professor emeritus at BU, on his 80th birthday. While still an undergraduate at Oxford during World War II, Hilton was selected to work with Alan Turing on breaking German codes. Hilton taught at Cornell, the University of Washington and Case Western Reserve before joining the BU faculty in 1982. He is the author of over 300 papers in mathematics and more than 20 books, as well as numerous papers on topics in mathematics education.

Sessions will run from 8 a.m. to approximately 5 p.m. each day in the Lecture Hall complex and the adjacent Student Services wing. Meeting fees are $40 for AMS members, $60 for nonmembers and $5 for students and emeriti faculty.

The AMS was founded in 1888 to further mathematical research and scholarship. It is a 28,000-member organization, which aims to promote mathematical research and its uses, strengthen mathematical education and foster awareness and appreciation of mathematics and its connections in everyday life.

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Last Updated: 9/17/13