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 Stevens Institute.

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:

If you have any questions, please contact the organizers.

Free time

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.