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SIAM Unwrapped – June 2016

June 13, 2016

Dear SIAM Members,

June is kicking off in high gear! This month we’re preparing for the launch of the new and improved SIAM News Online website, which consolidates all of our online news channels (SIAM News, Connect, Blogs) into one place. Plus, the Annual Meeting (AN16) countdown has begun! Find out more about these and other SIAM happenings in this month’s issue!

Becky Kerner
Editor


CONTENTS

Math in the News
From SIAM HQ

Get Ready: New & Improved SIAM News Online
Report: Future Directions for NSF Advanced Computing Infrastructure
Climate, Black Holes and Vorticity: How on Earth are They Related?

Publishing News & Notes

Students: SIURO Publishing Papers Through Summer
New Book: Orthogonal Polynomials in MATLAB: Exercises and Solutions

SIAM Annual Meeting 2016

Attend the Block Public Lecture: Toy Models
Visit the Communication Doctors Booth
Last Call: Career Fair Resumes

Featured Video

Research in Action: Green Roofs

Conference Updates

SIAM Presents: Talks from SIAM IS16
SIAM Conference Registrations, Submissions & Deadlines

PRIZES

Make Your 2017 Prize Nominations


MATH IN THE NEWS


FROM SIAM HQ 

Get Ready: New & Improved SIAM News Online

This month we’ll be launching the newly revamped SIAM News Online! This news site consolidates all SIAM news channels, bringing you SIAM News articles plus online-exclusive blog posts, important announcements, concise updates on cutting-edge research, and in-depth articles on new discoveries and applications – all in one place! Check out the new site later this month at sinews.siam.org and stay tuned for more info.

Report: Future Directions for NSF Advanced Computing Infrastructure

This study was commissioned by CISE’s Division of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (ACI) in 2013 to examine priorities and trade-offs for advanced computing in support of NSF-supported science and engineering research. The final report was issued in April and considered contributions from multiple stakeholders, including more than 60 submitted comments from individuals, research groups, and organizations. The study nicely complements the National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI) that was announced last summer. Read the report free online.

Climate, Black Holes and Vorticity: How on Earth are They Related?

In the June issue of SIAM News, George Haller breaks it down: what do climate, black holes, and vorticity have in common? They are all related through oceanic eddies. Often called the weather of the ocean, eddies are gigantic vortices of swirling water. Haller explains that episodic observations of material transport in the ocean are insufficient amidst concerns over climate change and discusses the need for more quantitative and reliable eddy identification tools. Read the article.


PUBLISHING NEWS & NOTES

Students: SIURO Publishing Papers Through Summer

Attention undergrads! SIAM Undergraduate Research Online (SIURO), a publication featuring research by undergraduates in applied and computational mathematics, will continue to publish papers throughout the summer. Sign up for e-alerts to be notified when papers are posted, and read the latest volume of papers from SIURO now. If you’re working with undergrads this summer, remind them SIAM is calling for papers through this unique publication! Learn more.

New Book: Orthogonal Polynomials in MATLAB: Exercises and Solutions

Walter Gautsch
Techniques for generating orthogonal polynomials numerically have appeared only recently, within the last 30 or so years. Orthogonal Polynomials in MATLAB: Exercises and Solutions describes these techniques and related applications, all supported by MATLAB programs, and presents them in a unique format of exercises and solutions designed by the author to stimulate participation. Important computational problems in the physical sciences are included as models for readers to solve their own problems. Learn more about this book.


SIAM ANNUAL MEETING 2016

AN16 will be held July 11-15, 2016 in Boston, MA, in parallel with our Life Sciences meeting (LS16) and the Workshop on Network Science (NS16). Will you join us? Get all the details on AN16.

Attend the Block Public Lecture: Toy Models

This year’s I.E. Block Community Lecture will be given by Tadashi Tokieda of the University of Cambridge and Stanford University. With the theme of singularity in mind, Tokieda will discuss the puzzling nature of toy models and will show demos of toys and some of the science they open up. The Block Lecture is open to the public – all are invited and encouraged to join! When: Wednesday, July 13 at 6:15 p.m. Learn more.

Visit the Communication Doctors Booth

Stop by this booth July 11th and 12th and chat with representing mathematicians, science communicators, and educators about how to turn your complex research into a story that appeals to the public. “Doctors” will offer feedback and advice on how to craft an effective message about your research for future employers, outreach events, or the press. Drop in with a short pitch or summary of your work and let’s make it media ready! Check the AN16 program for specific dates, times and locations.

Last Call: Career Fair Resumes

Don’t forget about the Career Fair on July 11th! Job seekers should submit resumes to SIAM by July 1st so they can be provided to participating employers in advance. Learn more about the SIAM Career Fair and how you can submit your resume.


FEATURED VIDEO

Research in Action: Green Roofs

Last year, SIAM asked you – our community members – to submit videos telling us why you deserve help to produce a multimedia piece communicating your work to the public. After a rigorous review of 14 video applications, the lucky winter – Luciano Fleischfresser of Universidade Technológica Federal do Paranà in Brazil – received professional advice and coaching on communicating his research, plus a professional videographer to film and edit the clip. In this resulting video, Luciano outlines his research on green roofs in a way that’s accessible to the general public. Watch the video and stay tuned for more research in action!


CONFERENCE UPDATES

SIAM Presents: Talks from SIAM IS16

Presentations from sessions at the recent SIAM Conference on Imaging Science are now available! View the slides while you listen to invited and prize lectures and minitutorials, including Edward Adelson’s talk – High Resolution Tactile Sensing for Robotics, Metrology, and Medicine and the minitutorial presented by Gitta Kutyniok and Dementrio Labate – Applied Harmonic Analysis Methods in Imaging Science. You don’t need to log in to view presentations, but registering allows you to track the presentations you access. Check out the talks now through SIAM Presents – featured lectures from our archives.

SIAM Conference Registrations, Submissions & Deadlines

Check out the SIAM Conference Calendar for a full list of SIAM meetings and those sponsored by SIAM.


PRIZES

Make Your 2017 Prize Nominations

Calls for nominations are now open for many of our prizes and awards. Learn more and nominate a colleague

Opens May 1 – Closes October 15
The John von Neumann Lecture
Germund Dahlquist Prize
Ralph E. Kleinman Prize
George Pólya Prize for Mathematical Exposition
W. T. and Idalia Reid Prize
James H. Wilkinson Prize in Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing
J. D. Crawford Prize
Jürgen Moser Lecture
Gábor Szegő Prize
SIAG/CST Prize
SIAG/GS Career Prize
SIAG/GS Early Career Prize
SIAG/OPT Prize

Opens May 1 – Closes November 1

AWM-SIAM Sonia Kovalevsky Lecture

Opens May 1 – Closes February 15, 2017

SIAG/CST Best SICON Paper Prize
SIAM Student Paper Prize

Check out the complete call for nominations list.



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