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SIAM Unwrapped - May 2020

May 11, 2020

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May 2020
   From SIAM HQ
COVID-19 Response: SIAM Expands Journal Access to All Members
Winners Announced in M3 Challenge 2020
Free online journal access for SIAM members

Online access to SIAM’s entire journal library is free to SIAM members through July 31. An email with access information was sent out on May 8. If you did not get it, please email us.  

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A team of five 11th and 12th graders from Pine View School in Osprey, FL, won the top prize of $20,000 in this year’s MathWorks Math Modeling (M3) Challenge. Learn more.

SIAM Visiting Lecturer Program: A Timely Resource
Teaching In the Time of Coronavirus: SIAM VP for Education Kathleen Kavanagh
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The current climate has caused us to rethink how we do things, so why not host a SIAM visiting lecturer for a virtual talk? Contact or learn more about the speakers featured this month here.

Kathleen Kavanagh SIAM VP for Education

"All over the world, with little to no warning, students were told they couldn’t return to their campuses after spring break—some with their belongings still in their dorm …" Read more.

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   Publishing News & Notes
New Book: Solving Problems in Multiply Connected Domains by Darren Crowdy
SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization Plans Special Section Related to COVID-19
Solving Problems in Multiply Connected Domains

The framework of this book is built on a central theoretical concept: the prime function, whose significance for the applied sciences has been missed until now. Learn more.

SICON plans special COVID-19 section

The section will bring together contributions at the intersection of systems and control theory and the mathematical study of epidemic spread processes. Learn more & submit your work.

   Math in the News
   Conference Updates
MDS20: Virtual Talks Happening through June 
SIAM Will Host Virtual Career Fair In July
2020 SIAM Conferences

Several SIAM conferences are pivoting to virtual. Select MDS20 events will happen live online and then post to SIAM’s YouTube siteView the schedule of talks.  


We'll be hosting our annual  career fair virtually this year since we aren't able to do it in person. Stay tuned for details on participation opportunities – for job seekers as well as sponsors and employers!

Upcoming Conferences & Deadlines

May 4–June 26, 2020
SIAM Conference on Mathematics of Data Science (MDS20)
Cancelled with select virtual sessions

SIAM Conference on Mathematical Aspects of Materials Science (MS20)
Rescheduled: New dates May 24–29, 2021

SIAM Conference on Optimization (OP20)
Postponed until further notice   

SIAM Conference on Discrete Mathematics (DM20)
Postponed until further notice 
SIAM Conference on the Life Sciences (LS20)
Postponed until further notice 
SIAM Conference on Imaging Science (IS20)
Postponed until further notice 
July 6–10, 2020
Second Joint SIAM/CAIMS Annual Meeting (AN20)
Cancelled with select virtual sessions 
July 9–10, 2020
SIAM Workshop on Network Science (NS20)
Happening virtually
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 Prizes and Awards Program
Featured SIAM Video: Prizes and Awards
Curious about how one gets nominated for SIAM's many prizes and awards? Ever wonder how the selection committees search for the most qualified candidates in the field? Watch this video to find out and to hear from 2016 prize and award winners about the value of being nominated. 

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   Prizes & Awards
SIAG/OPT Best Paper Prize and Early Career Prize Winners Announced
2021 Prizes Now Open for Nominations
SIAG/OPT Best Paper Prize and Early Career Prize Winners

Hamza Fawzi, James Saunderson, Pablo A. Parrilo, and John C. Duchi are this year's awardees. Learn more and read a Q&A with the recipients

2021 Prizes Open for Nominations

Recognize your colleagues and honor their contributions to the advancement of your field! The nomination deadline for major prizes and activity group prizes is October 15, 2020. Learn more and make your nominations.

SIAM Journal on Applied Algebra and Geometry
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