2001 – 45th Year

CONFERENCE – REUNION – PARTY

IN HONOR OF THE 45th YEAR OF THE ROSS MATHEMATICS PROGRAM

July 27-28-29, 2001

This event was also a reunion for the alumni of Professor Arnold Ross’s summer program for high school students talented in mathematics. Professor Ross began this multi-level summer program in 1957 and he ran it every summer until 2000, giving the number theory lecture each morning.

2001 Reunion in honor of 45th year of Program

2001 Reunion in honor of 45th year of Program

Click here to see photos from that reunion. Further photos from 2001 have been posted by Dan Bach at Dansmath.

 


Here is the schedule of Reunion-Conference events.

All lectures were held in EA-160 on the campus of The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.

FRIDAY:

9:00 – 10:00 — refreshments in lounge

10:00 — Opening Remarks

10:15 – 11:00 — G. Whitney, “Are two crystal balls better than one?”

11:15 – 12:00 — T. Weston, “The Dirichlet class number formula.”

lunch (snacks in lounge)

1:30 – 2:15 — S. Haber, “How to time-stamp a digital document.”

2:25 – 2:45 — J. Riedl, “Collaborative Intelligence for Information Filtering.”

2:45 – 3:45 — tea break in lounge

3:45 – 4:30 — T. Roby, “Teaching cultures in the US, China, & Japan.”

4:40 – 5:00 — D. Fried, “Beyond continued fractions.”

SATURDAY:

9:00 – 10:00 — refreshments in lounge

10:00 – 10:20 — P. Hersh, “Moebius functions in combinatorics.”

10:30 – 11:15 — G. Francis, “The geometrical puppetshow.”

11:25 – 11:45 — J. Lurie, “Combinatorial games.”

11:45 – 1:30 — lunch (snacks in lounge)

1:30 – 4:30 — Wexner Center showing of “Fermat’s Last Tango.”

6:30 – 10:30 — BANQUET in honor of Arnold Ross at the River Club (RSVP !!)

SUNDAY:

9:00 – 10:00 — refreshments in lounge

10:00 – 10:45 — L. Evans, “A very heavy dose of old-fashioned plane geometry and some recent developments.”

10:50 – 11:10 — M. Berriozabal and M. Warshauer, “Summer math programs following the Ross tradition.”

11:15 – 11:35 — T. Banchoff, “Twice as old-again.”

11:40 – 12:00 — A. Borchers, “The Steiner tree problem.”

12:00 – 12:15 — Group photos

12:15 – 1:30 — Women Alumnae Lunch.

12:15 – 1:30 — lunch (snacks in lounge)

1:30 – 1:45 — M. Richard, “Mathematics is independent of time.”

1:50 – 2:10 — C. Blair, “The sum of reciprocals of primes.”

2:20 – 2:50 — P. Bouchard, “The circles group.”

2:50 – 3:30 — tea break in lounge

3:30 – 3:50 — T. Hagedorn, “Mathematics and Bioinformatics.”

4:00 – 4:45 — K. Conrad, “For two special reasons.”

THANKS:

We are grateful to the Number Theory Foundation for a grant to provide partial support for the younger participants.

Further thanks are due to the Clay Mathematics Institute, which is not only providing major support for this Reunion-Conference but is working once again as a partner of the Ross Program in running the high school summer program pioneered long ago by Arnold Ross.