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General Information

SIAM Conference on Mathematical Aspects of Materials Science (MS24)

General Information

Standard Audio-visual Set-up in Meeting Rooms

All speakers must provide their own computers; SIAM will provide an LCD projector and screen in each technical session meeting room. Please review the Guidelines for Meeting Participants, which includes a detailed Audio-Visual policy.

Internet Access

Attendees booked within the SIAM room block will have access to complimentary wireless Internet access in their guest rooms. All attendees will have complimentary wireless Internet access in the meeting space.

Local Area

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The average May temperature varies between 52° F (11°C) and 72° F (22°C) and Remember meeting room temperatures and personal comfort zones vary widely. It is recommended that you bring a sweater or jacket to the sessions.


SIAM members save up to $165 on full registration for the Conference on Mathematical Aspects of Materials Science. Join your peers in supporting the premier professional society for applied mathematicians and computational scientists. SIAM members receive subscriptions to SIAM Review, SIAM Unwrapped and SIAM News and enjoy substantial discounts on SIAM books, journal subscriptions, and conference registrations.

If you are not a SIAM member and do not join SIAM before you register for the conference, you can pay the non-member rate and still apply the difference between what you paid for the conference and what a member would have paid ($165 for a non-member) towards a SIAM membership. After you register, contact SIAM Customer Service for details about membership.

If you are a SIAM member, it only costs $15 to join the SIAM Activity Group on Mathematical Aspects of Materials Science. As a SIAG/MS member, you are eligible for an additional $15 discount on this conference. As the total price of membership plus conference registration is the same, you might want to consider joining the activity group.

Any student who registers as a non-member will automatically be given a free membership in SIAM, so please ensure that your contact information and online profile are complete when you register.

Join today online, contact SIAM Customer Service, or contact SIAM via telephone: +1-215-382-9800 (worldwide); or 800-447-7426 (U.S. and Canada only)

Poster Session

The poster session is scheduled for Sunday, May 19. Presenters are requested to put up their posters no later than 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 19 the official start time of the session. Boards and push pins will be available to presenters beginning 11:00 a.m. Sunday, May 19. For information about preparing a poster, please visit

SIAM Books and Journals

Those interested in purchasing SIAM books can do so at SIAM’s online bookstore SIAM members get 30 percent off. Non-members get 20 percent off by using the code on the Titles on Display list available at the book display, when available.

Visa Information

A valid ESTA approval is required for all Visa Waiver Program (VWP) to travel to the United States. Please visit the Visa Waiver Program for additional information and procedures regarding the visa waiver program as maintained by the U.S. Department of State.

Letter of Invitation

Confirmed authors in need of a Letter of Invitation to assist in the visa application process, please fill out the Letter of Invitation Request Form. Please allow three to four weeks for processing and delivery.

If you are not planning to present or are not yet an accepted author and need a letter of invitation before acceptance notifications are sent, please fill out Letter of Invitation Request Form AND email the following information to SIAM Conferences:

  • Brief curriculum vitae (including your date of birth and a list of publications over the past 3 years).
  • Brief statement why attending would help your research and career.
  • Letter of recommendation. Have a senior person (e.g. Ph.D. advisor, head of department, president of a mathematical society) write a brief letter of recommendation on appropriate letterhead. This letter is not needed if you have a minimum of twelve entries in MathSciNet or other suitable professional database. If you are using MathSciNet, please state so and include your “MR Author ID” in your message to [email protected]. If using another professional database, provide the name of the database and associated ID or URL in your message to [email protected].

Attendance Certification Letters

Attendance Certification Letters will be provided upon request only. Requests must be submitted to [email protected] and should include the full name of the individual requesting a letter, conference name, and a copy of the conference registration receipt/confirmation. If presenting, include presentation details (session number and talk title).

Please allow up to five (5) business days for processing. All letters will be sent via email.