AMS Special Session on
Languages and Groups
Stevens Institute, Hoboken NJ
April 14-15, 2007
Where and When
The special session will be April 14-15 on the campus of
The AMS page about the meeting is
2007 Spring AMS Eastern Section Meeting
Schedule of talks
Talks are 20 minutes with a 10 minute questions/break. Talks will be held in Room 130, Edwin A. Stevens Building. See map below. There should be lots of time for discussions during Saturday lunch and after 4pm Saturday.
If you in town Friday Apr 13, Sarah Rees is speaking at the CUNY Graduate Center at 4pm.
Saturday morning session
11:10 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Invited Address: Elisabeth Werner, Case Western Reserve University
Convex bodies: Best and random approximation.
Room 118, Burchard
1:30 p.m.-2:20 p.m.
Invited Address: Neal Koblitz, University of Washington, Seattle
Stormy marriage---A Periodizaton of the History of the Relationship between Mathematics and Cryptography.
Room 118, Burchard
Saturday afternoon session
Sunday morning session
Note that there is also a session on Mathematical Aspects of Cryptography. On Sunday afternoon their talks are:
Information for speakers
The meeting room will have whiteboards, transparency projector, and computer
projector. You may send via email your computer slides to Murray before the
meeting, or bring your own laptop to use with the projector.
Slides from talks
There will be a registration fee of about
$40 for AMS or CMS members, $60 for nonmembers and $5 for emeritus members, students, or unemployed mathematicians.
Participants can register at the meeting on Saturday.
Let us know if you can't find suitable accommodation. We recommend staying in Manhattan or Jersey City.
Stevens Institute is a private
univeristy with strong engineering
programs, just across the Hudson River from New York City.
There is some information about getting to Stevens:
Travel possiblities to Stevens include:
- Train: Hoboken is on the PATH trains, and Stevens is a short walk from the Hoboken PATH
terminal. PATH stations in New York on the direct line to Hoboken are at 33rd St (Herald Square),
23rd, 14th, 9th and Christopher Streets (see this map)
so staying someplace near any of those stations would be great. The 33rd St PATH station is easy to get to
from the 34th St Herald Square station for the B, D, F, N, Q, R, V and W subway lines, so staying someplace
along any of those lines is good, as would using the L line to get to the 14th St PATH station.
- Bus: NJ Transit bus number 126 from Port Authority bus station direct to Washington Street (get out at 6th st). $2:30, exact fare required.
- Driving: Parking
Participants are encouraged to park in the River lot located on
Sinatra Drive. When you arrive on campus, ask to be directed to the
Do not park on the side of the streets requiring permits! Violators
will be ticketed and "booted" (illegal parking fine is US$126; if your
car is booted and towed, towing charges will also apply). Participants
may find the metered parking side of the street to be inconvenient
because they require frequent (every two to four hours) insertion of
- There are ferries from Manhattan to Hoboken.
If you have any questions, please contact the organizers.
Participants are welcome to use the Algebraic Cryptography Center, Room 308 in Peirce (number 8 on the campus map, which has whiteboards, couches and an expresso machine (and tea etc.) Washington Street has restaurants, pubs etc. The best cafe in Mola - Wash st between 6th and 5th.
There will be a reception 5:30-6:30 in the Babbio Building on Saturday evening hosted by the Stevens Institute Mathematics Department.