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. Jerry is Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at the University of Pennsylvania where he taught for 41 years. He 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, including chair of the Council on Prizes and Awards. Judith is Professor Emerita of Sociology at Bryn Mawr College where she taught for 44 years.
Donald Saari, University of California, Irvine
Voting Paradoxes to the Search for "Dark Matter"
Eitan Grinspun, Columbia University
Movie magic: The mathematics behind Hollywood’s visual effects
Kenneth M. Golden, University of Utah
Mathematics and the melting polar ice caps
Erik D. Demaine, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Geometric puzzles: Algorithms and complexity
Robert J. Lang
From flapping birds to space telescopes: The mathematics of origami
Steven H. Strogatz, Cornell University
The Story of a Mathematical Friendship