SIAM conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems 2011:<br> Impressions from Snowbird

SIAM conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems 2011:
Impressions from Snowbird

The biannual SIAM `Snowbird' Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems was held May 22 - 26, 2011 in Snowbird, Utah, outside of Salt Lake City. Steve Schecter gives his impressions.


<a target="external" href="http://www.wias-berlin.de//people/mielke/Kirchgaessner.pdf">Klaus Kirchgässner passed away</a>

Klaus Kirchgässner passed away

On Saturday July 9, 2011 we lost our dear colleague Klaus Kirchgässner.
He will be sadly missed.

Lessons learned on a ten year detour

Lessons learned on a ten year detour

Jim Graham is a partner at Scimatic Software, a commercial enterprise producing software for scientists. He recounts the lessons learned in the many twists and turns of his career after graduating as a particle physicist.


SIAM/DS `Snowbird' conference 2011: formal report

SIAM/DS `Snowbird' conference 2011: formal report

Some figures from the `Snowbird' conference, and summaries of SIAM's conference survey and the DSWeb board meeting.
What are your thoughts on the future of this conference?

<a href="http://www.dynamicalsystems.org/ma/ma/display?item=376" target="external">Books available for review (list from April)</a>

Books available for review (list from April)

We have various books in stock (on the shelf of our book reviews editor) ready to be sent for your review. If you would like to review one or more of these titles, please send an e-mail to the book reviews editor. We will send you a complimentary copy.


Hamiltonian Dynamics and Celestial Mechanics<br>
A Conference in Honor of Ken Meyer in his 75th Year

Hamiltonian Dynamics and Celestial Mechanics
A Conference in Honor of Ken Meyer in his 75th Year

From May 30 to June 3, 2011 a special conference on Hamiltonian dynamics and celestial mechanics was held in Castro Urdiales, Spain, in honor of Professor Kenneth R. Meyer. H.S. Dumas reports.

A Brief Biographical Sketch of Ken Meyer

A Brief Biographical Sketch of Ken Meyer

Based on recent conversations with Ken Meyer, H.S. Dumas gives `the briefest possible' outline of Ken Meyer's academic life, followed by a chronological survey of some of the best and most representative parts of his work.

Reactions to "Edelspam"

Reactions to "Edelspam"

In our first Editorial, Lennaert van Veen brought up the issue of academic phishing, bogus conferences, pushy publishers and other highly targeted spam we face in our profession. In particular, ICIAM TV was mentioned as an example. Tony Harkin of the Rochester Institute of Technology comments.


SIAM/DS `Snowbird' conference 2011: the prize winners

SIAM/DS `Snowbird' conference 2011: the prize winners

The Crawford prize, Jürgen Moser lecture, and red sock poster awards.

Massively Multiplayer Mathematics

Massively Multiplayer Mathematics

Although theorems are frequently named after a single person, most progress in mathematics is the result of a group effort. Recently several difficult problems in mathematics have been attacked by a collective of mathematicians that have communicated through online blogs. The immediacy of this mode of communication allowed the first proposed problem to be cracked in a surprisingly short time. Will this remain an isolated approach, or can we expect that hard mathematical problems will be regularly crowdsourced in the future?


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