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Gerald and Judith Porter Public Lecture

Through the generosity and inspiration of Gerald and Judith Porter, the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), American Mathematical Society (AMS), and SIAM offer this annual lecture at the Joint Mathematics Meetings. The lecture, first awarded in 2010, is given on a mathematical topic accessible to the broader community.

Prize Description


Prize Description

The Gerald and Judith Porter Public Lecture is given every year at the Joint Mathematics Meetings on a mathematical topic accessible to the broader community. The Porter Public Lecture series is offered jointly by the MAA, AMS, and SIAM.

The Gerald and Judith Porter Public Lecture Series was established through the generosity and inspiration of Gerald and Judith Porter. Gerald Porter is Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at the University of Pennsylvania and has served the MAA as Treasurer, as a member of the Board of Governors for 22 years, and as a member and chair of numerous committees. Judith Porter is Professor Emerita of Sociology at Bryn Mawr College. Her research focuses on the relationship between AIDS and addiction. 


Eligibility Criteria

Candidates are determined and the recipient is selected by the Gerald and Judith Porter Public Lecture Committee.

Winner Announcement

Congratulations to the 2022 lecturer, Lauren K. Williams! Learn more at the AMS website.

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Prize Details

Prize Details

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Selection Committee

Selection Committee

Members

Jonathan Mattingly
Duke University
Mariel Vazquez
University of California, Davis

About the Award


About the Gerald and Judith Porter Public Lecture


This lecture, on a mathematical topic accessible to the broader community, is given each year at the Joint Mathematics Meetings. It is through the generosity and inspiration of Gerald and Judith Porter that MAA, AMS, and SIAM offer this series of annual lectures.

Award Date

The Gerald and Judith Porter Lecture will next be awarded in 2022 at the Joint Math Meetings.


Award Presentation

The announcement of the award will be in SIAM News, the SIAM website, and appropriate electronic media.

Prize History



Prize History

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Tropical geometry and shallow water waves

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Turning cancer discoveries into effective treatments with the aid of mathematical modeling

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The fantastic intersection of math and sports: Where no one is afraid of a decimal point

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Big Data, Inequality, and Democracy

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Political Geometry: Voting Districts, "Compactness," and Ideas About Fairness

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Mathematics for Art Investigation

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Network Science: From the Online World to Cancer Genomics

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From Voting Paradoxes to the Search for "Dark Matter"

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Movie magic: The mathematics behind Hollywood's visual effects

2013 Kenneth M. Golden
2012 Erik D. Demaine
2011 Robert J. Lang
2010 Steven H. Strogatz

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