2001 - 45th Year

CONFERENCE - REUNION - PARTY

IN HONOR OF THE 45th YEAR OF THE ROSS MATHEMATICS PROGRAM

July 27-28-29, 2001

This event was also a reunion for the alumni of Professor Arnold Ross's summer program for high school students talented in mathematics. Professor Ross began this multi-level summer program in 1957 and he ran it every summer until 2000, giving the number theory lecture each morning.

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Click here to see photos from that reunion. Further photos from 2001 have been posted by Dan Bach at Dansmath.

 


Here is the schedule of Reunion-Conference events.

All lectures were held in EA-160 on the campus of The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.

FRIDAY:

9:00 - 10:00 -- refreshments in lounge

10:00 -- Opening Remarks

10:15 - 11:00 -- G. Whitney, "Are two crystal balls better than one?"

11:15 - 12:00 -- T. Weston, "The Dirichlet class number formula."

lunch (snacks in lounge)

1:30 - 2:15 -- S. Haber, "How to time-stamp a digital document."

2:25 - 2:45 -- J. Riedl, "Collaborative Intelligence for Information Filtering."

2:45 - 3:45 -- tea break in lounge

3:45 - 4:30 -- T. Roby, "Teaching cultures in the US, China, & Japan."

4:40 - 5:00 -- D. Fried, "Beyond continued fractions."

SATURDAY:

9:00 - 10:00 -- refreshments in lounge

10:00 - 10:20 -- P. Hersh, "Moebius functions in combinatorics."

10:30 - 11:15 -- G. Francis, "The geometrical puppetshow."

11:25 - 11:45 -- J. Lurie, "Combinatorial games."

11:45 - 1:30 -- lunch (snacks in lounge)

1:30 - 4:30 -- Wexner Center showing of "Fermat's Last Tango."

6:30 - 10:30 -- BANQUET in honor of Arnold Ross at the River Club (RSVP !!)

SUNDAY:

9:00 - 10:00 -- refreshments in lounge

10:00 - 10:45 -- L. Evans, "A very heavy dose of old-fashioned plane geometry and some recent developments."

10:50 - 11:10 -- M. Berriozabal and M. Warshauer, "Summer math programs following the Ross tradition."

11:15 - 11:35 -- T. Banchoff, "Twice as old-again."

11:40 - 12:00 -- A. Borchers, "The Steiner tree problem."

12:00 - 12:15 -- Group photos

12:15 - 1:30 -- Women Alumnae Lunch.

12:15 - 1:30 -- lunch (snacks in lounge)

1:30 - 1:45 -- M. Richard, "Mathematics is independent of time."

1:50 - 2:10 -- C. Blair, "The sum of reciprocals of primes."

2:20 - 2:50 -- P. Bouchard, "The circles group."

2:50 - 3:30 -- tea break in lounge

3:30 - 3:50 -- T. Hagedorn, "Mathematics and Bioinformatics."

4:00 - 4:45 -- K. Conrad, "For two special reasons."

THANKS:

We are grateful to the Number Theory Foundation for a grant to provide partial support for the younger participants.

Further thanks are due to the Clay Mathematics Institute, which is not only providing major support for this Reunion-Conference but is working once again as a partner of the Ross Program in running the high school summer program pioneered long ago by Arnold Ross.