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SIAM Unwrapped - August 2020

August 10, 2020

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August 2020
   From SIAM HQ
The 2020 SIAM General Election is Around the Corner!
Nominations for 2021 Class of SIAM Fellows Are Open Through October 16
Vote for SIAM Leadership

Polls open September 15, 2020!  We will be electing three members to the Board of Trustees and four to the SIAM Council to serve as SIAM leadership. Stay tuned for full candidate bios.

Nominate a SIAM Fellow

Help raise the visibility of our community by identifying members with demonstrated excellence in research, industrial work, educational activities, and other services related to the goals of SIAM. Make your nomination now.

Applications for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Due October 22
AIM/MCRN Summer School Focuses on Modeling COVID-19

Outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported disciplines pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited U.S. institutions get up to three years of financial support. Learn more and apply.

AIM/MCRN Summer School

SIAM News editor-in-chief Hans Kaper has been detailing each week of a summer school on “Dynamics and Data in the COVID-19 Pandemic,” organized by the AIM and MCRN. Check out his coverage!

Recently-Published SIAM News Articles Cover Topics from LS20, AN20, and IS20
Support SIAM on National Nonprofit Day
SIAM News Online

Did you attend any of SIAM’s recent virtual conferences? Want to read more about their content? Check out SIAM News for coverage of select minisymposia from LS20, AN20, and IS20.

National NonProfit Day

Thank you to the 1100+ active SIAM volunteers, as well as the hundreds of past volunteers, that donate their time to making SIAM what it is today! Please consider making a gift to SIAM to continue supporting our programs and initiatives. 

SIAM Undergraduate Research Online
   Publishing News & Notes
New Book: Practical Methods for Optimal Control Using Nonlinear Programming, Third Edition by John T. Betts 
Get Up to 40% Off On All SIAM Books Through September 14
Practical Methods for Optimal Control Using Nonlinear Programming, Third Edition

This book presents practical methods for solving real optimal control problems and focuses on the direct transcription method for optimal control. Read more.

SIAM Bookstore

Shop with SIAM this back to school season and get up to 40% off list price when you buy more than one book. All SIAM books are included in this exclusive offer, so visit the SIAM bookstore to place your order. 

   Math in the News
   Conference Updates
Deadlines Extended for SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering
Virtual 2020 SIAM Conference on Math of Planet Earth Continues Through August 14

The submission deadlines for CSE21 have been extended by three weeks; no additional extensions are expected. Today is the minisymposium proposal deadline. See complete details.

MPE20 program

Don’t miss this week’s plenary talks by Alan Hastings, Gary Froyland, Elizabeth Hunke, and Claudia Schillings. View the schedule.

Upcoming Conferences & Deadlines
The 3rd Annual Meeting of the SIAM Texas-Louisiana Section
Registration paused until further notice: October 16–18
ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms (SODA21)
January 10–13, 2021
Pre-Registration & Hotel Reservation Deadline: December 7, 2020

SIAM Symposium on Algorithm Engineering & Experiments (ALENEX21)
January 10–11, 2021
Pre-Registration & Hotel Reservation Deadline: December 7, 2020

SIAM Symposium on Simplicity in Algorithms (SOSA21)
January 11–12, 2021
Pre-Registration & Hotel Reservation Deadline: December 7, 2020

SIAM Symposium on Algorithmic Principles of Computer Systems (APOCS21)
January 13, 2021
Pre-Registration & Hotel Reservation Deadline: December 7, 2020
Some of the listed conferences are discussing ways to offer an alternative, either as a virtual meeting or as a postponed event. Monitor the SIAM website for up-to-date plans.
   Featured SIAM Video
SIAM's Conference YouTube Channel Features Prize Talks from Virtual AN20 & IS20
I E Block Community Lecture Video
Watch the I. E. Block Community Lecture: Mathematics Meets Origami (Erik Demaine) and learn more about the prize lecture here. And remember – invited and prize talks from the conferences are being added to SIAM’s Conference YouTube channel throughout August.

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   Prizes & Awards
Congratulations to NWCS20 Prize Recipients
Deadline to Nominate a Colleague for Prizes is October 15
August Prize Spotlight

Congratulations to the recipients of two SIAG/NWCS prizes: Mark Hoefer (T. Brooke Benjamin Prize) and Vladimir Zakharov (Martin Kruskal Lecture). Learn more.

SIAM Prize Nominations

There are 21 major prizes and SIAG prizes for 2021 that are open for nomination until October 15, 2020. Learn more and nominate a colleague

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