Joint International Meeting of the AMS and the Romanian Mathematical Society in partnership with the Simion Stoilow Institute of Mathematics of the Romanian Academy
The Joint International Meeting of the AMS and the Romanian Mathematical Society (RMS), in partnership with the Simion Stoilow Institute of Mathematics of the Romanian Academy (IMAR), was held in Alba Iulia, Romania, June 27-30, 2013.
"The meeting was a great success in all regards. The scientific program, organized by representatives of both societies, included plenary speakers from each society, and 21 special sessions. The opening ceremony, at which various dignitaries spoke, was followed by a full day of mathematics talks, and a lavish reception in the evening. There was an excursion the second afternoon and a wine tasting/conference dinner the third evening. Everything went without a hitch, and even the weather cooperated." -- Steven Weintraub, AMS Associate Secretary.
Participants came from all over the world, concentrated in the U.S. and Romania, with many from other European countries, others from as far away as South America and East Asia.
The invited speakers were:
Special Sessions, jointly organized by American and Romanian mathematicians:
There are more photographs on the University of Alba Iulia website as well as more details on the website of the local organizers about the scientific program, social events, participants, and location. As Weintraub reports, "The city of Alba Iulia is historically important. It dates back to Roman times, and the core of the city, in which the university is located, is surrounded by a medieval wall. The precise name of the university is the University '1 December 1918' of Alba Iulia, commemorating the fact that when Romania was reunified after World War I, the coronation of the King of Romania occurred on that date in the Orthodox Cathedral in Alba Iulia."
International meetings are a valuable addition to the Society's programs that foster contacts and collaborations: Including the AMS's first joint international meeting with the London Mathematical Society in 1992, the AMS has co-sponsored 29 meetings with sister societies in their host countries and in the U.S. Upcoming is the Second Joint International Meeting of the AMS and the Israel Mathematical Union, co-hosted by the Bar-Ilan University and the Tel-Aviv University, June 16 - 19, 2014, in Tel Aviv, Israel.
--- Annette Emerson, AMS Public Awareness Officer